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#1 posted 04-08-2019 01:07 AM

You should be using a dedicated rip blade for that application. The ATB of a crosscut or combination blades’s teeth create bending stresses in the blade when cutting on one side of the blade. The flat top bevel of the rip blade is not subject to these same forces. Change the blade.

Lose the feather board. There is absolutely no reason to use a feather board when the stock is clamped in the taper jig. And there is never a reason to use a feather board when ripping like that anyway. The feather board is used to hold the stock against the fence for rabbeting, dados, etc. NOT for RIPPING.

Your jig is NOT too big, and the comments that imply that is a cause for the problems are incorrect. The jig is fine.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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