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Forum topic by Andy Brownell posted 1318 days ago 2796 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Andy Brownell

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1318 days ago

Anyone have any recommendations for a variable shop made leg taper jig for a table saw that I can make?

I have several different size tables that all require tapered legs.

-- Andy Brownell


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Chip

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#1 posted 1318 days ago

Andy, if you enter “taper jig” into the search engine above, quite a few results appear that might give you some ideas.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Gregn

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#2 posted 1318 days ago

Hinge 2 boards together at one end and a stop at the other with a bar and a bolt and a wing nut to adjust for different tapers.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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kenn

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#3 posted 1318 days ago

It’s also usful to have a bridge that rides over top of your table saw fence, and if you want 4 sided tapers you’ll need to add a dowel to the stop block that will hold your leg elevated and keep the taper consistent. Good luck.

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TheDane

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#4 posted 1318 days ago

Here’s one from Charles Neil … it is safer than the 2-boards-and-a-hinge jig, is pretty easy to make, and is (IMHO) a better solution: http://charlesneilwoodworking.com/references/taperjig.pdf

Charles has a YouTube video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIc1m5s-jiE&feature=player_embedded ) that deals with taper jigs, etc … worth watching!

—Gerry

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PeteMoss

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#5 posted 1317 days ago

I second Gerry’s suggestion. I made the Charles Neil jig and it works wonderfully.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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Knothead62

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#6 posted 1317 days ago

Or you can buy one at Woodcraft stores. Fairly inexpensive.

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