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Project by Roger posted 439 days ago 3002 views 30 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While building the 3-in-1 crib/bed for my newest Grandson, instead of using the bandsaw to cut the tapers, I opted to build a taper jig. After doing many searches here on LJ’s, and out there in cyberspace, I came to the conclusion to build this one (with a few of my own additions), from August 2012 Woodsmith magazine. http://www.woodsmithshop.com/download/609/taper-jig.pdf
I didn’t use t-tracks, cuz I made my own, or jig knobs, cuz I made my own, except 1, or hold-downs, yep, cuz I made my own. The jig is made from 1/2” Baltic Birch plywood, 1/4” hardboard, Walnut, and Oak, and the hold-downs are Maple. Most of this was woods/scraps layin round the shop. Thnx fer the looks, and/or good/bad/ugly comments. This is a very nice universal type jig that I know I will use again and again. The last pic are the 3-pairs of legs for the crib/todler/full size bed that I hope to have done before my Grndson turns 18.. :)
Here’s a short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1SRUP-8SuE&feature=youtu.be
Be aware I’m a video rookie

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 439 days ago

Nice work a very useful jig.

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 439 days ago

Nice job and I am sure you will get a lot of use outta this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 439 days ago

COOL jig

COOL JOB!

COOL Project…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 439 days ago

This is the safe way to do tapers. Those angled ones that slide along the fence are scary to me. I have one very similar to yours that doubles as a “board straightener”. All of the components on mine are shop made (that’s the fun part).

Great jig Roger.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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kdc68

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#5 posted 439 days ago

Nice work Roger

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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poospleasures

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#6 posted 439 days ago

Way to go Roger. I can see lots of thought that went into the jig. It should last you forever. Nice looking lumber for the project also.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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jumbojack

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#7 posted 439 days ago

Nice jig, I really like your hold downs. Those are some beefy legs ya got there Roger. Cant wait to see the finished crib. It will look good in his college dorm.

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

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Box

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#8 posted 439 days ago

Good design Roger. Jigs sure make some jobs so much easier. Looking forward to seeing the finished crib…

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sras

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#9 posted 439 days ago

Hey! I like this!

Nice jig Roger.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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HillbillyShooter

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#10 posted 439 days ago

Great looking jig, Roger. Nicely done and looking forward to seeing your finished crib project. Best wishes.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Jim Sellers

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#11 posted 439 days ago

very industrious there buddy. and some really nice looking wood for a jig. I’ll be needing one soon. Thanks for sharing the design and links.

-- J.C.Sellers

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NiteWalker

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#12 posted 439 days ago

Great job on the jig. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 439 days ago

Very nice taper jig, Roger. That makes such safe, easy and accurate work of taper cuts!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#14 posted 439 days ago

Nice job Roger.

-- Dale, Ohio

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bubbared

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#15 posted 439 days ago

Hey nice job buddy you were faced with either buying a angle jig or making your own and you made your own well thanks for sharing Roger i always look forward tur next post and those grandkids of yours are going to be enjoy there new bed that grandpa built for them

-- Joe, Florida

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