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Simple Table saw Taper Jig

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Project by Martyroc posted 02-09-2012 11:54 PM 5598 views 34 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a simple Jig for the legs of a couple of end tables I was making. I originally was going to buy one for $20 or $30, when the wife said, “Your actually going to buy something you can make? Are you feeling alright?” Ok, point taken, took probably 20 minutes, 5 of those minutes looking for the hinge in my box of 1000 hinges.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.





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Ben

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#1 posted 02-09-2012 11:58 PM

Simple and effective. As a good jig should be. Now you need more projects that need tapers

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#2 posted 02-10-2012 12:56 AM

Looks like one Norm use to use . I’m not putting your work down but there are much safer types of tapering jigs.
Good effort.

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-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 01:07 AM

Jim, the one I have is a sled type, but also similar to the one here. Actually, it is mostly like Martin’s jig here, but with a sled underneath. I can’t justify all the t-tracks and jig parts. They ain’t cheap!

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 01:19 AM

Hi Jim, Constructive criticism is always welcome, it is similar to Norms, I basically just copied a metal one I saw in the Rockler catalog. I made a sled type years ago and when my good buddy got into woodworking I gave him that one and a couple of other things to get him started, including a Makita D handle router that I had for 20 years. I wouldn’t be surprised if you owned one with your massive collection, that thing was bear I could probably route 16 AWG steel with it.

Hi Ben, I agree I cant justify the price of some of these parts, I will post a few more jigs and you will notice that when I ran out of plastic knobs I started making my own with dowels and threaded rods. Its not that I’m cheap but I am a little impatient, (I reserve all the patience I have for my daughter) and think of ways to avoid going to the store if I can fabricate it myself.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 04:49 AM

I’ve been wanting to build one of the these.. thanks for the reminder and helpful look-see.

Great Job!

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 02-10-2012 05:28 AM

Ben ,
I understand things costing to much for sure. the only reason I said any thing is that I feel the type you made is not very safe, compared to the sled type, they can be made without aluminum track , I wish you well and hope this jig does a good safe job for you.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 02-10-2012 06:03 AM

I have one almost exactly like it and love it. Good build and good luck with the daughter. I know what you mean about patience.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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#8 posted 02-10-2012 08:59 AM

Nice idea, I recently purchased the aluminum
Taper sled…. How spooky, any metal near a
Spinning blade is a bad idea.
The jigs made wth a flat pc of plywood and a few
Guides are the way to go.

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cloakie1

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#9 posted 02-10-2012 10:07 AM

Nice idea, I recently purchased the aluminum
Taper sled…. How spooky, any metal near a
Spinning blade is a bad idea.

no worries with the alloy near your saw…it won’t damage the sawbut the your jig may not be the same again if it gets mixed up with the saw

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!

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#10 posted 02-10-2012 03:54 PM

Does one ideally need two of these – one Left and one Right ?

I seem to remember having to dismantle and re-assemble my metal version ‘upside down’ for tapers on different sides of legs – or did a miss a simpler method of achieving the same result?

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

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#11 posted 02-10-2012 05:55 PM

or did a miss a simpler method of achieving the same result

I’ve never used one, but couldn’t you just flip the stock over to taper the other way.?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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