tapering jig

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Project by RKW posted 12-15-2011 04:19 AM 7791 views 45 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jig is based on some plans I found in woodsmith magazine. I dont remember what issue, but it is one of the more recent ones.

I got to try it out last week on some legs i made for a table, and it worked nicely. The great thing about this jig is that it is fairly simple to make 4 sided tapers.

Rockler sales a similar jig and it would have been about the same price to buy as it was to build. The hardware on this added up.

thanks for looking

-- RKWoods

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#1 posted 12-15-2011 04:37 AM

This is on my to-do this, I like your design! Well done!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-15-2011 04:38 AM

That is a very slick jig. !!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-15-2011 05:08 AM

Very nice!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#4 posted 12-15-2011 05:53 AM

nice work

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#5 posted 12-15-2011 07:33 AM

clean job

-- Johnny Boy

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#6 posted 12-15-2011 08:47 AM

Very well done.

Those are also usefull for many other cut besides taper. I am sure you will be reaching for it often.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 12-15-2011 10:21 AM

Hello RKW

Very well done
I like it

Another jig I l must do in the future

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 12-15-2011 11:13 AM

Nice work these work well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Kent Shepherd

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#9 posted 12-15-2011 04:05 PM

Great job Randy.

I have intended to build one but still haven’t found the time. I like this design.
I guess I’ll do it when I am desperate to use it.

Could it be built in Bubunga????????


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#10 posted 12-15-2011 05:44 PM

Very nicely done

-- A sign of a true craftsman is how well he hides the errors

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#11 posted 12-15-2011 05:59 PM

Hey Randy,

Stellar job on the taper jig…...I remember seeing this design in Woodsmith, but had already built one to taper the legs on the Shaker hall table I built a couple of years back….Good to see you back on….it’s been awhile…...How’s the new shop working out? A new shop is nice, huh? Always evolving, and we’re never satisified with the way it is now…we’ll have to re-arrange it tomorrow…...:) Keep them porjects coming…...

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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#12 posted 12-16-2011 12:51 AM

Very nice. I built something similarbut much cruder a few week ago due to necessity has I had messed up a cut on a board and do not have a jointer. Worked really good. So it is not just a taper but can be used as a jointer jig also.

-- One can dream, about a passion not yet fully fulfilled!

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#13 posted 12-16-2011 02:22 AM

thats a good point snowfrog, i doubt i will ever use it for jointing but i could. I hadnt really thought about that.

-- RKWoods

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#14 posted 12-16-2011 06:02 AM

Nice Jig, all them darn knobs do add up!

-- Smitty

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#15 posted 02-12-2012 02:22 AM

I likes it. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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