Table saw Jointer Sled/Taper Jig

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Project by Dpadg posted 12-28-2020 01:41 PM 1405 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sled made on an oak rail with a 12×48x1/2 base. Routed 1/4 slots every 6 inches on the bottom side of the base followed by 1/2 dados centered on the slots. Flipped it back over and attached the rail leaving enough to shave off about 1/8” along the blade edge when it was all finished. I had to then grind down the heads of my four 1/4” Tee bolts to get them to slide in the improvised T slots along the bottom. For the two clamp blocks I used 3/4” ply to attach the lock downs and used a 1” forstner bit to create the recess for the star knobs to fit into in order to make enough room for the handle to lock all the way down. the two handles also have star knobs recessed with 1/4” Tee bolts. For the handles, I traced one of my hand plane onto a piece of ply, cut them out on my bandsaw, and then shaped them with a hand file, and the rear handle I glued a small stop onto the back of.

So far I have ran about 10 boards through it as an edge jointer and aside from not having a great blade for it, I couldn’t be happier with the results, I even ran a few pieces through that extended past the end of the sled and was still able to get a pretty great edge on them.

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#1 posted 12-28-2020 02:44 PM

nicely done sir!

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 12-28-2020 06:00 PM

I use something similar to JOIN/TRUE UP edges

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#3 posted 12-28-2020 10:51 PM

Quite the taper jig. Nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 12-29-2020 09:54 AM

Nice. I have a similar jig.

-- Petey

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