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Taper Pins - What a great tip!

07-09-2019 11:16 PM by totalrewind | 1 comment »

Inspired by a design by David P. the Drunken Woodworker, I recently built a picture frame sled for the tablesaw. Nothing too surprising there. Only instead of using toggle clamps I chose to use taper pins as endorsed by Sandor Nagyszalanczy in his EXCELLENT book “Woodshop Jigs & Fixtures” (ISBN 1-56158-073-2) What a taper pin is, briefly, is a pin… that’s tapered. (Woa. Slow down, there.) I guess they’re a top secret machinist’s trick for getting parts to line up accurately and repeatably. Of course to pull off that stunt you need a special tapered reamer too, so, “not for me”, I thought. Then it dawned on me—I already own a ta...

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