My First Jig - Taper Jig - very simple to build but very effective

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Project by fstellab posted 02-12-2013 02:00 AM 2310 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks,

My first jig is a taper jig. Not much to say, there is a small hinge at the back of the Jig. I used 2” x 3” lumber to keep the weight down.

I needed to make scores of shelf supports for garage shelling as shown. I like this design, bracketts are fastened to vertical 2×4’s. The 2×4’s are screwed in the framing studs. Then I can put what ever shelf material I want across 2 or more of these supports.

Using the jig I made 40 brackets, all the exact same, in one afternoon.

Comments ??

-- Fred Stellabotte (

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#1 posted 02-13-2013 03:59 AM

Has a couple of things I really like in a project…its simple and it works….good job on the jig Fred

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 05-15-2013 12:53 PM

This is great! You’ve convinced me to build one of these today. I’ve been making my taper cuts using the “nail to the board” method so far and it hasn’t been consistent. I’m definitely trying this. Nice work!

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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