Tapering with a router?

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Forum topic by CanadaJeff posted 05-27-2009 02:17 AM 1068 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-27-2009 02:17 AM

I’m going to be making an Adirondack chair soon which will require tapering the chair’s back slats. I was wondering if this can or has been done using a router. Does anyone know or could point me to a jig or technique for doing this. I know normally this is done on a table saw, but unfortunately that’s not an option in my case. My only real choices are a router or jigsaw, I’m thinking the router would produce smoother and more consistent results.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 05-27-2009 02:26 AM

I was just going to tell you to make a jig and use the jig as your template to run the flush trimmer around. But looks like ole Dave beat me too it….......................LOL

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#2 posted 05-27-2009 02:34 AM

I was going to say to use a kind of ramp style jig that you router rides on so you can taper. I think that’s what Dave is describing

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#3 posted 05-27-2009 02:34 AM

many times for multiple parts shape 1 good , and mark others with it and cut them 1/16 to 1/8 proud .
use 1 st and stiky tape parts to it or clammp and move clamps as needed to flush trim as stated .

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