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My new safe tapering sled

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Project by StudioFormaat posted 01-31-2014 11:13 AM 6916 views 83 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The base and bar of this tapering sled are made of sturdy plywood. I used the fantastic new Bessey autoadjustable toggle clamps and customized the length of the clamping arm to my needs.
Its a solid jig that is safe and a joy to use.





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MrNorwood

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#1 posted 01-31-2014 11:34 AM

well done sir, well done

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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Jim Finn

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#2 posted 01-31-2014 12:09 PM

Very nice. Sure beats the one I made!

-- "Just my opinion, I may be right"

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cbehnke

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#3 posted 01-31-2014 12:32 PM

excellent jig. i like seeing jigs made with care, precision, and good materials. built to last and work like a champ.

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steve_in_ohio

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#4 posted 01-31-2014 01:43 PM

very cool, great idea

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---etsy.com/shop/SussmanWoodworking--

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#5 posted 01-31-2014 02:17 PM

Very professional.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 01-31-2014 02:23 PM

That looks like a great jig. It will be a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 01-31-2014 02:46 PM

I REALLY like your style – - very nicely done.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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Jeff_in_LSMO

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#8 posted 01-31-2014 02:53 PM

this i do like much

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abie

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#9 posted 01-31-2014 03:04 PM

Nice:
now throw the other one you made away.
I like how this one holds the material next to the jig and lets the sawn material go away from the blade safe and nifty.
Anyone who owns the others should make this one and throw the Rockler styled ones away,
TNX
PS: I love your other jigs too.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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JohnEinNJ

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#10 posted 01-31-2014 04:48 PM

Really nice, well-detailed work. I’m confused by one thing: the adjusting slots that are perpendicular to the sawblade look like they’re straight and a fixed length apart. As the taper arm moves to different angles, the distance between the carriage bolts will vary – it seems like the taper arm would “jam up” as you try to adjust it. What am I missing here?

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Cruiszr

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#11 posted 01-31-2014 05:39 PM

Looks like a nice jig, I guess I’m a little slow, can you tell me the function of the round knob on the end?

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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#12 posted 01-31-2014 06:19 PM

Nice execution.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 01-31-2014 07:32 PM

I’ll be making that! Fantastic!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#14 posted 01-31-2014 08:17 PM

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OldWolfsWoodShop

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#15 posted 01-31-2014 11:35 PM

Awesome, I will have to borrow that design.

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief... www.oldwolfswoodshop.ca

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