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Table saw tapering jig (why I needed a circle jig)

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Project by mafe posted 02-22-2012 05:53 PM 32678 views 53 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Table saw tapering jig
why I needed a circle jig…

One morning my daughter said to me she needed a wedge to hold the door when she took out her bicycle, so I went to the work shop to make her one, only this time I decided to do it safe… So I made a jig for tapering cuts – no more freehand cutting.

Some scrap ply and by the help of my new circle jig with a fast and easy angle set.


Pictures:
1. Jig in action…
2. The parts.
3. Mounting the angle setting, after that I set the angles and made marks for each five degrees, but you can also glue a cheap angle on top and get it in one degree steps.
4. A threaded insert for the adjustment screw.
5. A stop that can be easily changed when cut into.
6. This is how it works.

Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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patron

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#1 posted 02-22-2012 06:01 PM

uh oh !

the journey get’s steeper and steeper
as the girls get more and more ideas

great combination of events mads

and safety is important

thanks for sharing

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Martyroc

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#2 posted 02-22-2012 06:11 PM

Nice Jig, I made a similar one and it works great, I used it for the Cyclone I am building

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

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#3 posted 02-22-2012 06:22 PM

A big upgrade from just a hing and two boards for sure. I do think the sled style tapering jigs are safer though.

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#4 posted 02-22-2012 06:49 PM

Oh great, now we will be flooded with doorstops from Denmark…....at least until the Chinese find out,lol.

Good work Mads, a handy accessory to have. What othe kinds of tools do you plan to make with it?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 02-22-2012 06:52 PM

Oh great, now we will be flooded with doorstops from Denmark…....at least until the Chinese find out,lol.

Good work Mads, a handy accessory to have. What othe kinds of tools do you plan to make with it?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-22-2012 06:56 PM

Nice! The graduated points are a great innovation, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 02-22-2012 07:24 PM

Fantastic design!!!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#8 posted 02-22-2012 07:52 PM

It will come handy in many ways.
It certainly looks more professional than the commercial one.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 02-22-2012 08:42 PM

All this preparation Mads with these new Jigs, I can feel something spectacular on the way surely :: ))))
All three of these look fabulous pieces
best thoughts
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Dez

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#10 posted 02-22-2012 08:44 PM

Like! OOOPS!
I am Not on Facebook!.
Always such cool stuff!
Thanks MaFe

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#11 posted 02-22-2012 10:16 PM

Mads, you discovered the perpetual movement! A jig that makes jigs to make a jig that makes more jigs. Endless. And better, you saved from not buying a protractor. Yep, we’re brothers! One more thing: I would have made it longer. I believe this model is too short to safely taper longer stock. Trying would be hazardous, right?

Best,

Serge

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#12 posted 02-22-2012 10:57 PM

Trifecta!! I just “favorited” all three of your posts today!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#13 posted 02-22-2012 11:44 PM

very nice and this, like the others are gr8 additions to any shop

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#14 posted 02-23-2012 01:17 AM

It’s a nice, but like a1jim I too like the sled type taper jigs. Mostly because of hold downs. I use one Charles Neil has on his web site. Thanks Charles.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#15 posted 02-23-2012 02:32 AM

Nice series of jigs Mads .
I would like to see a riving knife or splitter on your saw it makes it a lot safer !
Stay safe and the jig music is great, I will turn it on when I build my next jig it may help.
Your friend
Kiefer

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