Taper jig and edge jointer too

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Project by CalgaryGeoff posted 06-20-2013 01:02 PM 3361 views 18 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made this tapering jig over a weekend, size is 12”x36”. It’s very simple and easily made with standard shop materials. The base is made from repurposed 3/4” plywood, that was a shelf before. And then some red oak for the runner and fence. The fancy handle is maple. I routed out a few slots and screwed on a track put in a few bolts and knobs on and to top it off some clamps. Did I mention I added screws into the runner to keep it running tight and straight. Works well as a tapering jig and is able to joint a face too. I added a single screw to reference off a single point and plan to add a laminate top to the surface soon, this color is killing me.

Thanks for looking and to all the LJ’s who posted designs before me, I looked at all of them and came up with this for me it will be perfect.

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

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#1 posted 06-20-2013 01:18 PM

Nice one Geoff.
Things like this are so nice to have.
The dark Honey Dew Brown is a bit dark for my taste too. Ha – it is just for the shop.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 06-20-2013 01:24 PM

Great asset to any shop. Nice build- I especially like the fancy push handle, Geoff!

I kinda like the color, too.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 06-20-2013 03:48 PM

Simple yet functional and made of re-purposed materials what more could you ask for. Nice work Geoff!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 06-20-2013 04:22 PM

I am sure that will be a time saver. I will put it on my to do list. Thanks for the design.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#5 posted 06-20-2013 08:44 PM

Nice. You’ll luv it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 06-21-2013 12:01 PM

Simple, functional and done (i.e., removed from the “bucket list”)—nice job and congratulations!

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

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#7 posted 06-21-2013 08:55 PM

nice one too!

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

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#8 posted 06-22-2013 10:33 PM

Great job!


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