Poor Man's Tapering Jig

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Project by BGW posted 04-21-2013 04:44 PM 1496 views 3 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I am building six Adirindack chairs for a customer & I needed to taper the back staves. Rather than doing them all by hand with a circular saw (7 per chair) & risk damaging the expensive Trex material, I decided to make a quick multi-purpose taper jig using scrap from the shop. It definitely made quick work of the staves.

I’ll be able to adjust the clampdowns for other applications by simple moving the block (attached with wood screws).

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#1 posted 04-21-2013 07:13 PM

Not necessarily a poor mans jig. I call it a smart mans jig. Why spend money on something you can make out of scrap wood. I built a similar jig for my Adirondack chairs. Made the process repeatable and easy.

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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