|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 619 days ago||1027 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
619 days ago
Most of the reviews I’ve read on tapering jigs are all done from the fence, and people don’t like them because they slip and are dangerous.
I didn’t get real fancy with this, just used what I had laying around. The jig is 37 inches long and about 8 inches wide. Here it is assembled.
The angled board on the left serves as a stop for the upper part of the work.
Just cut a few notches in the hold down stock so it can be used on different thickness.
The bottom has an alignment guide to keep tight. You can screw this in as needed where ever your board ends.
The runner is cut a little loose in the slot so as you cut the work you push the sled toward the blade and when you draw it back you hold it to the left leaving some play between the work and the blade so you don’t scar the work.
I tried it and it works like a champ.
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