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Forum topic by namrufmot posted 02-13-2016 09:55 PM 764 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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namrufmot

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02-13-2016 09:55 PM

I need to make a taper jig to cut some 2×4s…I don’t want to make a huge fancy sled since I rarely every make taper cuts. So I just want something simple like this…

Where can I buy the curved hinge from? I don’t see anything exactly like that on Amazon….


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clin

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#1 posted 02-13-2016 09:59 PM

I can’t see any reason that “curved friction lid support” actually needs to be curved. As long as that piece can pivot at the end, it can be straight.

-- Clin

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#2 posted 02-13-2016 10:35 PM

I did exactly that ^ bought a straight lid support and it worked well for me. Just picked it up at Ace Hardware. Removed a few extra parts that were attached and was ready to go.

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#3 posted 02-13-2016 10:41 PM

Ok thats what I thought…so you remove the side hinge attachment and shim it up with brass washers?

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#4 posted 02-14-2016 05:38 AM

You can get curved lid supports here: Rockler lid support

If you google “curved lid support” you’ll get other options, too

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#5 posted 02-14-2016 01:35 PM

Just use a thin piece of wood and cut a notch for sliding use a screw.

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#6 posted 02-14-2016 03:36 PM

It doesn’t need to be adjustable for your wheel barrow project. You asked this question on your other post.

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#7 posted 02-14-2016 03:37 PM

There are better and safer designs for taper jigs,like one RKW made.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/57282

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#8 posted 02-14-2016 08:47 PM

Mine is similar to the one pictured and I got the hardware for it at Rockler.

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