Tapering Jig

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Forum topic by NewfieDan posted 03-01-2011 08:52 PM 3310 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2011 08:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig

Not sure if this is the right part of the forum or not.

Does anyone have plans for a tapering jig for a table saw. Some of the projects I have planned require ataper but I can’t do them yet since I don’t a this jig yet.

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 09:24 PM


Here is a good one;

At the top of the page hit the search button and type in “taper jig” and you will get a lot of results.

Good Luck!

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 09:29 PM

Here’s a couple to try:

You may need to copy and paste to get them to work.

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 09:44 PM

Charles Neal has a good set of plans. I think they are on YouTube and not his site.


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#4 posted 03-01-2011 11:38 PM

You can grab a copy of the plans for Charles Neil’s taper jig at:


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#5 posted 03-02-2011 06:00 AM

I think Norm used one that was basically 2 strips secured on the front egde with a hinge. One side rode against the fence, and the other held the workpiece. Basically just a small stop to allow the workpiece to be pushed along, and another between the 2 pieces of the jig to hold the correct taper in place…..I believe Rockler sells one very similar made of aluminum….worth a look, probably a cheap scrap bin project.

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#6 posted 03-02-2011 06:11 AM

I made mine from the picture as shown, forgot where it came from.

Very EASY to make. Butt Hinge on the end closest to you…. A “Box/Trunk” Lid Hinge to adjust the angle…. The Holder/Hook/Pusher piece on the End of the Narrow part, cut to fit, glued and 2 screws holding it in place…. For the Handle… I took a Pattern off of a Disston Hand Saw, cut it from a scrap piece of 3/4” Fir Ply , modified it a little so I had a Flat surface to meet the Top of The Jig, and room to put in 2 screws, front & Back, glue and screw. Done!

A Friend liked it so much I gave it to him. THEN….A Month or so later HE gave ME a Metal One he bought at Lee Valley. (Don’t Ask…..LOL…) A Picture also attached. I had a look at their site. They Presently sell for $27.00

It’s Good! Mine’s Better! Naturally ;-}

The UGH Metal One. It’s okay!!!

Hope it Helps …..ESPICIALLY if You’re a Genuine Newfie! My Dad and his Four Brothers were all Born there!!


EDIT: I think MOJOE just described both of them whie I was getting this ready to Post…LOL MINE’S still Better!! ;-}

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