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Project by DraftsmanRick posted 1279 days ago 4707 views 75 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very adjustable tapering jig. I thought i would toss out another one since im spending a little more time in the shop these days…The bar across the middle is ash so theres little to no deflection. The bottom has a quartersawn oak runner dadoed into the bottom. No slop, and slides like its on ice.

Slick Rick : )

-- Jesus was a carpenter





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woody57

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#1 posted 1279 days ago

very nice
thanks for sharing that

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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Dan Hux

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#2 posted 1279 days ago

great jig,,looks very flexible

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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davidroberts

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#3 posted 1279 days ago

That looks like a really nice design. Good job. A sturdy tapering jig is a pleasure to use.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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surfin2

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#4 posted 1279 days ago

Nice, Very nice job…

-- Rick

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DraftsmanRick

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#5 posted 1279 days ago

Your welcome, and thanks. The idea came from a article a year or two back in Fine woodworking. So i cant really take all the credit. But its my intention to share my ideas and jigs i feel may help someone else do something more safely and/or accurately. As my uncle Terry in Fla says… Pass it on!

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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Chris

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#6 posted 1279 days ago

I like that Jig..g Considering I have to desks to build soon this will be very handy!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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tyka

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#7 posted 1279 days ago

Smart design. I think I’ll replace mine. Thanks for sharing.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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DaveTPilot

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#8 posted 1279 days ago

Excellent!

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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Skillet

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#9 posted 1279 days ago

SLICK! I like how you can taper either way. I suppose you can make a wider version for a more aggressive taper if you want?

-- Skillet, Louisiana

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DraftsmanRick

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#10 posted 1279 days ago

You could Skillet, and or longer too. This one is around 38” long i believe, i cant remember now.

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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Box

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#11 posted 1279 days ago

Very nice jig and well thought out.

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DraftsmanRick

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#12 posted 1279 days ago

Thanks Greg!

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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Don Johnson

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#13 posted 1278 days ago

Thanks for sharing the design – it took me a while to understand Skillet’s remark about tapering either way, but I got it eventually.
This design would have been handy when I decided to taper some table legs AFTER I had cut the mortices!
I had to disassemble my metal taper jig and remake it upside down (after drilling a couple of extra holes) to get the end stop and push handle in the right places to do the ‘other’ tapers.

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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Todd Thomas

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#14 posted 1278 days ago

nice, nice, very nice…....I ‘m thinking I need to make one of these for myself…

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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itsmic

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#15 posted 1278 days ago

Nice job, looks to be very functional, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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