LumberJocks

Easy to make Tapering Jig (table saw angle cutting)

  • Advertise with us

« back to Jigs & Fixtures forum

Forum topic by Angela posted 1085 days ago 13947 views 5 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Angela's profile

Angela

205 posts in 1529 days


1085 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: taper jig cutting angles table saw jig

Over the weekend I needed a tapering jig. I ususally purchase stuff like this because I want to spend time building other things but this was too easy not to make. I will be adding a lip on the end of the left leg. The end of the board, which is being tapered, will rest on this piece. The extra piece allows to board to move with the taper jig through the saw blade on the table saw. I had to use it to cut a very large angle so I didn’t add the lip when I took the photo.

If you’re interested in making this, I put the instructions and photos on my website.
Angela

-- www.WoodWorkersWebsite.com - Helping other woodworker's


12 replies so far

View Sawkerf's profile

Sawkerf

1730 posts in 1702 days


#1 posted 1085 days ago

I’ve used several of those – some home made and others store bought. My only problem was keeping everything going in the right direction. – lol

I have 16 legs to taper tomorrow. Should be a bit of an adventure. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

View Tootles's profile

Tootles

688 posts in 1135 days


#2 posted 1085 days ago

You beat me to it! I have plans drawn up to make a jig something like this, and now everybody will think I’ve copied yours. That’s okay, I have a few differences in my design.

A question about length though. I too had planned on 24” legs but I have been worrying that might be too long. Have you found 24” to be workable? Thanks

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

View 1yeldud1's profile

1yeldud1

290 posts in 1675 days


#3 posted 1084 days ago

If the woodworker would add a “lip” on the left leg wouldnt that stop the problem of a kickback ????

View BTKS's profile

BTKS

1967 posts in 2097 days


#4 posted 1080 days ago

Cessna, please post the sled you’re talking about if you have one handy. I’m curious because I’ve just about built one of these. If a sled is better then I’d better go with that.
Thanks for the input.
GPDMTR25, thanks for getting the thread going. I like the jig but I’ve got to see available alternatives, it’s just in my nature to investigate. Sorry for stealing your thread.
Thanks, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

View Tootles's profile

Tootles

688 posts in 1135 days


#5 posted 1079 days ago

An alternative sled-style tapering jig that you may want to look at is this one. It’s really good, really versatile and should be pretty safe (I do believe the wood being cut should always be in contact with the back of the sled so that it cannot slip backwards).

The reason I like Angela’s style of tapering jig is because my table saw is a Triton Workcentre with a 7 1/4” circular saw. Firstly, the Triton table puts some restrictions on the length of sled that I can use. Secondly, until I can upgrade my saw to one with a 10” blade, the base of the sled reduces the thickness that I can cut.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

View jumbojack's profile

jumbojack

1176 posts in 1257 days


#6 posted 1079 days ago

I built this jig from Charles Neil; http://charlesneilwoodworking.com/references/taperjig.pdf
I have use it countless times. It cuts flawless tapers, is more than simple to build and use and is not limited to tapers. Check it out.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

View BTKS's profile

BTKS

1967 posts in 2097 days


#7 posted 1079 days ago

Cessna: Your description has summed up all my questions. Thanks, sounds like a viable, safe solution. Your description sounds like jumbojack’s charles neil sled. Neil’s looks a little more complicated.
Thank you all for the advice.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

View SSMDad's profile

SSMDad

395 posts in 1230 days


#8 posted 1079 days ago

Kickback can happen despite having the best-made jig there is. At least with this it would be at an angle (hopefully) away from the worker. Just my $.02 but I thought Angela’s was pretty good for a quick made necessary jig.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

View BTKS's profile

BTKS

1967 posts in 2097 days


#9 posted 1079 days ago

Cessna: Wow, that’s incredible for “whipped up” sketches. Thanks for the effort and input!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

View Sawkerf's profile

Sawkerf

1730 posts in 1702 days


#10 posted 1078 days ago

I made a quick and dirty sled-style tapering jig for my the 16 legs I did last week, and it worked like a champ. I liked it well enough to make a more permanent (and prettier) jig for future use.

IMO, the sled-style jigs are much more stable than the “A”-frame style.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

View 1yeldud1's profile

1yeldud1

290 posts in 1675 days


#11 posted 1078 days ago

Well “CessnaPilotBarry” I’d have to agree that youare correct and i was wrong. I was looking at a “one cut” jig not thinking of a situation where you would make seveal items. Your sketch makes sence. Thanks for the reality check – it is Fun to have to put the old brian to work once in a while !!!! Thanks !!!

View gfadvm's profile

gfadvm

10737 posts in 1323 days


#12 posted 1078 days ago

Cessna – That is an incredible sketch! I envy you your computing talent. Thanks for posting this. I’ll have this made before the weekend!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase