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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 04-09-2012 09:03 PM 1407 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-09-2012 09:03 PM

I make adirondack chairs. The slats for the back are cut from 1×4 stock, 3” at one end, to 2” at the base end. They are usually about 35 inches long. I have to make angle cuts on both sides of the 1×4 and since people tend to freak out if I free hand them through the TS, I thought I’d look into a jig for this task.

What would this kind of jib look like, if anyone has made one, is there a picture and maybe a breakdown of how to make it?

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#1 posted 04-09-2012 09:19 PM

You need a taper jig. Check the “jigs” section on LJ’s or just type in taper jig in the search box.

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#2 posted 04-09-2012 09:23 PM

I wonder if you can run a 35” board through this jig?

Like this one?
Is Rockler a good name?

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#3 posted 04-09-2012 09:38 PM

Go to charles neals web site he has a very good shop built taper jig dont buy them rockler ones their dangerous if the wood slips back that thing will shoot it out like a rocket.

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#4 posted 04-09-2012 09:40 PM

I’ll try it. but first I’m checking out this.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/Workshop/WorkshopArticle.aspx?id=27102

Taper jig from the miter instead of the fence.

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#5 posted 04-10-2012 01:42 AM

geo has it right. Those metal ones aren’t very good. They do work but you have to be very carefull with them.

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#6 posted 04-10-2012 01:57 AM

The link you have is similar to Charles design but his is better,he gives the design away free. The first one you posted is not very safe and the sled type works best.

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#7 posted 04-10-2012 01:58 AM

Jim- Take a look at the one I built today, it’s out there on forums.

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#8 posted 04-10-2012 02:00 AM

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#9 posted 04-10-2012 02:45 AM

Jim. I looked at Charles’ jig, it’s definitely a good one, but it’s a bit over done for my needs. It is prettier than mine for sure. Here is the link to the one I made earlier today. It’s good enough for the double taper I do on the Adirondack back slats. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/36878

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