Tapered leg jig for table saw

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Forum topic by Andy Brownell posted 12-16-2010 02:38 AM 3449 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Andy Brownell

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12-16-2010 02:38 AM

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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#1 posted 12-16-2010 02:44 AM

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

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#2 posted 12-16-2010 02:47 AM

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.

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#3 posted 12-16-2010 03:27 AM

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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#4 posted 12-16-2010 03:41 AM

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:

Charles has a YouTube video ( ) that deals with taper jigs, etc … worth watching!


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#5 posted 12-16-2010 02:44 PM

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

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#6 posted 12-16-2010 03:21 PM

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

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