tapering jig

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Project by RKW posted 939 days ago 4094 views 43 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 939 days ago

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 939 days ago

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 939 days ago

Very nice!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#4 posted 939 days ago

nice work

-- Custom furniture

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Johnny Boy

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#5 posted 939 days ago

clean job

-- Johnny Boy

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#6 posted 939 days ago

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 939 days ago

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 939 days ago

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 939 days ago

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????????

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#10 posted 939 days ago

Very nicely done

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

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Rick Dennington

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#11 posted 939 days ago

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…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#12 posted 938 days ago

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 938 days ago

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 938 days ago

Nice Jig, all them darn knobs do add up!

-- Smitty

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#15 posted 880 days ago

I likes it. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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