Super-simple Tapering Jig
Using the Jig
To use the jig, place one of the legs on the base with the top against the end cleat and the taper marks on the ends of the leg along the edge of the jig, as shown in the photo. Place the guide/spacer assembly against the leg, drill the mounting holes, and screw the guide assembly to the base. (Don't glue it so you can reposition it to cut tapers of different lengths.) Retrieve the hold-down and screw it to the spacer to hold the leg firmly against the base and guide. The rubber bumper on the bottom of the hold-down prevents the leg from slipping.
To cut a taper, turn on the tablesaw and push the jig and leg past the back of the blade. Use an outfeed support to keep the jig and leg from falling at the end of the cut.
Note: We've removed the blade guard to show you the operation. Use yours.
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