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Forum topic by Micah Muzny posted 10-31-2014 03:13 AM 1300 views 5 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Micah Muzny

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10-31-2014 03:13 AM

I found this picture while browsing the web. They don’t look to hard to make but not sure which would be the easiest method. What kind of jig could I make for table saw, miter saw, or bandsaw? I have a dual compound sliding miter saw if there is a way I could tilt it and slide it to cut it at that angle. Perhaps some kind of tapered table saw sled?


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#1 posted 10-31-2014 03:18 AM

Start with square stock cut extra long. Rip each side on a TS using a taper jig and the blade at 45*. After all 4 sides are cut cross-cut to height.

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#2 posted 10-31-2014 03:25 AM

Buying those ones. Ah, truly I can’t think of any way right now. They caught my eye though too for some reason. I guess they look like the Washington Monument. I will keep an eye on it to see if anyone else has an idea.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#3 posted 10-31-2014 04:38 AM

I agree with Chuck except, instead of setting the table saw blade to 45°, I’d make a jig that cuts the taper and lets the pieces rest at 45° to the table top and leave the blade set at 90°. It just seems to me that it would make it easier to tell just where the blade will be cutting, so you come out right at the corner.

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#4 posted 10-31-2014 04:58 AM

They seem to be a bit sharper angle then 45 but it is hard to tell.

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#5 posted 10-31-2014 02:17 PM

I believe they are at a 45 degree angle. They are square on top and square at the bottom, only rotated by 45 degrees. A simple V-jig combined with a tapering jig should do it.

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#6 posted 10-31-2014 03:14 PM

Honestly, I’d use a bandsaw. Those are pretty small pieces to be cutting on the tablesaw. I think trying to cut those on a TS is asking for trouble.

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#7 posted 10-31-2014 03:54 PM

Maybe I am wrong but they look to not be made from a solid block. It looks like two different pieces of wood and glued up.

I like it and when I get a chance I think I will attempt to make some. I will be using the band saw. Cut the pieces over size then make a sled to support and adjust the angles and run them through the sander or the planer. They look like a wood eater as to be safe the pieces would need to start out at about 9” long then cut down to whatever you need for the final assembly.

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#8 posted 10-31-2014 04:01 PM

To make just a few I would use a handsaw. For a production run then a tapering jig on the bandsaw is the way I would do that.

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#9 posted 10-31-2014 04:34 PM

I’d think a jointer would work as well, I’ve tapered table legs on a jointer before I don’t see why you couldn’t do the same with these.

I’d also agree with RRBOU on the glue ups.

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#10 posted 11-01-2014 12:14 AM

Go to the top of the page and in the search box, type “obelisk”. There are quite a few blogs listed that may give you ideas.

I would also be more inclined to use a band saw. I would be thinking along the lines of making a V block to hold the wood being cut, and using the off cuts from one side to get the orientation right for subsequent cuts.

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#11 posted 11-01-2014 12:37 AM

The jointer would be asking for injury with those small pieces. Bandsaw with a jig looks the safest.

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#12 posted 11-01-2014 02:34 AM

+1 to what gfadvm said. I’ve tapered table legs on the jointer, but they were a lot longer than 6 inches. That’s asking for trouble. Stick to the band saw.

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#13 posted 11-01-2014 03:29 AM

I just made a V-shaped cradle and cut this on my chop saw. (All 4 sides, same jig)
It’s only 3 1/2” tall. Could use a sliding miter saw for larger pcs.

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#14 posted 11-03-2014 03:17 AM

Good looking jig, a bit sketchy but if it works and no harm then excellent. What angle did you cut them at.

Although, I don’t think the OP is keeping track of his post.

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#15 posted 11-03-2014 04:00 AM

I just did this for a test. If I was going to make them, I would make a more solid jig that would be clamped in place.
These were cut at about 10 degrees, but it would depend on the length you are going to make them. I must say it was very simple, and seemed safe although a better jig would be completely safe if made correctly.
I’m thinking about making one using a 4×4 x 18 with my 16” radial arm saw, but it will have to be when I get the extra time.

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