# Using taper jig

 Forum topic by opalko posted 01-26-2011 07:06 PM 3485 views 0 times favorited 16 replies
 opalko148 posts in 3236 days 01-26-2011 07:06 PM I am making some simple legs for a nightstand that taper from about 5” from the bottom of the leg at a thickness of 1.5” to 1” at the bottom of the leg. Each leg is tapered on any inside face (so 2 faces for each leg). I am using this jig: http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-plans/jigs/super-simple-tapering-jig/ What I am running into are 2 problems: The top of the tapers are not perpendicular to the edge of the leg. They are more sloped so that one top corner of the taper starts higher than the opposite corner! I have double checked the blade and leg for square. This throws off the adjacent taper on the next inside face when the leg is turned 1/4 turn. If the previous face had a taper that sloped from say 6” to 5”, then on the adjacent face the taper will do the same thing and now a taper at 5” meets a taper at 6”! It’s difficult to explain but obvious when you see a picture, which I’ll try to add later . But for now, you can sort of see it in this diagram which shows a very similar configuration to what I’m trying to do. On the back left leg you can see where I added 2 diagonal lines representing how the taper is ending up on my legs. Any ideas?? CheersRobert