|Project by nwbusa||posted 05-24-2013 12:37 AM||6392 views||60 times favorited||21 comments|
I made a small side table recently, and was using this to taper the legs:
Well, let me tell you—that jig is just plain NOT safe to use when tapering narrow stock. My fingers were WAY too close to the blade for my comfort, so I set out to make a better jig.
I basically used the idea from this site, with a few modifications to use stock I had available. Base and fence are made from 18mm Baltic birch plywood. The runner for the miter slot is UHMW, and the toggle clamps came from Lee Valley.
Here’s a shot of the underside. I cut a shallow (3/32”) groove to help align the UHMW runner.
Overall dimensions for the base are 12.5” x 30”. I will feel much safer cutting tapers with this jig!
-- John, BC, Canada