Easy to make taper jig?

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Forum topic by richardwootton posted 552 days ago 1527 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Does anyone have a pretty simple plan for making a taper jig for the table saw?



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#1 posted 552 days ago this week’s free episode Norm goes over some of his favorite jigs, including a simple tapering jig for the table saw. He explains it in enough detail you could build from the video. Should be up until sometime Monday, that’s when they usually switch episodes.

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#2 posted 552 days ago

Here’s this one:

Plus another that was posted here recently:

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#3 posted 552 days ago

and the simplest taper jig (sled) of all is…............................

a piece of mdf or plywood with two parallel sides that’s wider than the workpiece, and a roll of double sided tape. position the taper sled between the blade and the fence such that the sled just touches the blade. mark the taper on the workpiece. put double sided tape on the sled so it captures the workpiece but leaves the taper off cut hanging out past the blade. king of like a jig for ripping a board with no even and flat sides. works really well and it;s really cheap. can also be fabricated to whatever width/length is needed.

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#4 posted 551 days ago

One of the most effective methods I’ve come up with so far is just to make a single runner sled and screw an angled fence to it at the appropriate angle. With a little sandpaper under the workpiece and some De-Sta-Co clamps holding it down the cut is accurate, repeatable and safe.

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#5 posted 551 days ago

I made one similar to the woodsmith one mentioned above. I use it a lot to make tapered waste baskets and cornucopias and yes tapered table legs.

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