Adjustable Taper/Ripping Jig

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Adjustable Taper/Ripping Jig

I wanted to make a ripping jig and I researched and saved many ideas. The best I found that suited my needs was the adjustable taper/ripping jig from Woodsmith Shop.

This jig can be used both on the Table saw and your Router Table. It’s an adjustable jig so you can cut tapers, make odd angled cuts, and straight line ripping. The jig can be also used as a long hold down sliding platform on your router table.

I’ve chosen to make mine on 3/4 marine plywood and cut my own t-tracks instead of following the plans suggestions. The jig’s guide rail is also marine plywood joint and glued with biscuits and for the adjustment bar I used red heartwood.
Also I didn’t make any hold downs, instead I used some aluminum hold-downs and wing-nuts instead of normal nuts to easily adjust the bars height.

Here is the plans LINK to follow for step by step instructions on how to build this.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#1 posted 428 days ago

Ahh yes. That’s a good one

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#2 posted 428 days ago

I never thought about using a tapering jig at the router table: this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I should come up with a similar one soon!



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#3 posted 427 days ago

Very nice. I’m not able to make out the 5th photo – what is that showing?

-- Harold

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#4 posted 427 days ago

Just the jig hunging to a wall

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#5 posted 427 days ago

I made a similar one, from the same plans. I used 3/4” plywood with 1/4” hardboard top. The rail is UHMW. I did not put a stop on the end. I used carriage bolts instead of T-bolts. Hold downs are just some scraps of wood. Works great! I use it to straighten one edge of boards.

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#6 posted 426 days ago

Nice jig. I need to make one those.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#7 posted 422 days ago

This jig will do the trick for sure. I really like the adjustable registration point, that’s a brilliant addition to any jig!! I’m going to add one to my taper jig some how.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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