Tapering Jig v1

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Project by Jeison posted 05-04-2010 07:51 PM 4944 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The alcove in the back of my garage where I store the tablesaw sits on a 3” high concrete pad, so one of the first things I made after getting the saw was this tapering jig so I could cut up 2×4s to make a simple ramp to get it down onto the garage floor.

I based it mostly on the Rockler jig as well as some of the ones other LJs have made. Its about 36” long and 10” wide, out of 3/4” plywood, with a mini-track for a runner. I used the Rockler t-slot bit to rout t-tracks to make it adjustable (the bit works good, but you can see how I messed up my first attempt at routing with it, where I learned its important which side of the cut the straightedge guide goes on LOL – it didnt occur to me until after that the router was going to pull in the direction of spin).

It works good, once I got it put together and made a few adjustments I got the ramps cut up pretty quickly. If I need to do more tapering (no plans for it in the near future) I’ll probably redo the whole thing, but it certainly got the job done for now.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#1 posted 05-04-2010 08:00 PM

I need to make a jig like this

Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 05-05-2010 12:03 AM

Nice jig

Thanks for sharing


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#3 posted 05-05-2010 04:36 PM

Looks like a solid jig.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#4 posted 05-24-2010 06:27 AM

I have to make one of those. I still rip things free hand, but not precision cut. I do those with a router and a guide.
Is the 2×4 you cut sitting on the bottom piece of your jig?

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#6 posted 06-09-2010 02:33 PM

nice, i need to make one

-- al.chazy ny

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