|Project by MistakeMagnet||posted 01-28-2013 07:18 AM||2326 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
I had been wanting to make a tapering jig for a while and recently have the project that needs it. I looked around the internet for a couple of ideas and combined 2 ideas into this tapering monster. It’s probably too long, but I like that the length means that it stays on the table unsupported before the cut starts for many cutting needs. Also, the big handle gets in the way of me trying to cut my hands off, so that helps. It works great! I should have done this some time ago.
I added 3 more pictures showing how it really works. In the last picture, I’m pointing at the end of the handle, which would run up against the saw, so you can see how the piece is held down for a taper cut. Also, a leftover piece of purple heart serves as a movable stop block. All the holes are for the carriage bolts to hold down the piece. I do need a piece of about equal size behind the bolt to hold the pieces down. This jig should be able to allow me to taper some panels if needed. I hope this clears up any confusion. Please let me know if you foresee any problems with this, or some other ways I could improve it.
Here’s a link to where I started. Most of my jig comes from this video, I just liked putting a big handle on the back of it.