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Yet, Another Tapering Jig

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Project by lew posted 05-28-2008 12:53 AM 8053 views 27 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The design is a compilation of several different jigs- can’t take credit for any of them. Tried to keep the costs down by using easy to find hardware and making the knobs. The jig measures about 36” long by 10” wide. The slot spacing is so that long, medium or short stock can be held in place. The end hold down has an extra cleat to help hold the end of the stock from sliding back towards the operator.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.





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teenagewoodworker

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#1 posted 05-28-2008 12:58 AM

cool. thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 05-28-2008 01:58 AM

I love jigs and this one is some nice I have quite a few too

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lew

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#3 posted 05-28-2008 02:07 AM

Thanks for the kind words.

Maybe we should start a section just for homemade jigs. I know we can search for them but it might be nice to have all of them in one place. I know I am constantly trying to make repetitive operations safer and quicker by designing (or copying) a jig. An all in one source/location may help everyone.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 05-29-2008 07:46 PM

Love the home-made knobs! Some kind of indexing jig on the lathe?

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lew

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#5 posted 05-30-2008 02:14 AM

Jon,

Used a compass and forsner bit then cut them out on the band saw.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 06-20-2008 06:41 PM

I also made a tapering jig utilizing some KREG holddowns , knobs and other hardware…..looks like I could have saved quite a bit of $$$ if I had seen this fine example first !!! thanks for posting it : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 07-07-2008 09:28 PM

Holy cow, you actually have a craftsman router/jigsaw table in your extension table. Too funny. I have one in the box and contemplated sinking it into my extension. I thought the ribs would get old fast though. Nice jig btw.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#8 posted 07-08-2008 05:55 AM

Looks like it will do the job. I love the handmade knobs.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#9 posted 09-03-2008 02:20 AM

it sure is handy when you have a good tapering jig. nice job.

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#10 posted 10-04-2008 02:24 AM

Very nice tapering jig. I’m trying to find some plans for jigs. I think this one is a keeper.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#11 posted 02-25-2010 08:36 PM

I’m with you lew i wish they had a jig section here as well.

I’ll try not to copy your idea exactly

-- dannymac

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#12 posted 02-25-2010 09:57 PM

Since I made this jig, I discovered the MDF did not hold up very well in/around the slots. I had used machine bolts and the MDF “stripped out” around the square part of the bolt head. Solved the problem by replacing the MDF with plywood.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 01-23-2012 12:13 PM

Nice jig and I like those clamps too.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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lew

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#14 posted 01-23-2012 10:00 PM

Thanks, John!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 01-24-2012 12:12 AM

I love a good jig!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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