Tapering Sled for my Table Saw

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Project by bbasiaga posted 03-09-2013 12:13 AM 2931 views 8 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this sled for my table saw so I could do taper cuts. The plans came from Fine Wood Working #229. Sorry for the cruddy picture…i did not realize I had an oil smear on my phone camera. The initial picture shows the sled in action cutting the first taper on the leg.. The second picture shows a leg that has one taper cut, and is placed in the jig for the second cut.

The sled works by being clamped to the TS fence with a slider. It does not use the miter slot The board to be cut is held in by the toggle clamp, and a screw sticking out of the stop block at the close end. It was very secure and the cuts were quite repeatable. Made the job a breeze!


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#1 posted 03-09-2013 01:07 AM

I like the idea of clamping it to the miter slot. Nice looking jig.

On to the short list it goes :)

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#2 posted 03-09-2013 03:05 AM

i like your jig i just made one for chair legs but this one clemps to the fence may work better going to look for the plans thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 03-09-2013 03:07 AM

I love a good jig and yours looks good! I have yet to make a taper jig but will have to make one and this one looks great! Larry

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