Many fine furniture projects such as tables, chairs, etc., call for tapered legs. While there are many methods that could be used to create such tapered legs, probably the easiest is with a tapering jig for your table saw.
Follow along this article and build a taper jig for your table saw.
Learn how to build your own tapering jig with these free instructions.
Build your own tapering jig to use on the table saw using this free tutorial.
Build this tapering jig that also allows to joint at the table saw or at the router table.
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This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a taper jig with vacuum clamping. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software.
This tapering jig allows you to key in actual dimensions: the width of the stock you need to remove, and the length of the taper. The jig locks in place for repeated cuts, yet it can be easily readjusted simply by loosening the wing nut.
I recently needed to cut some tapered pieces for a project and didn not want to invest in a manufactured jig. So I built the simple tablesaw tapering jig you see in the photo. It doesn not take much material to build the jig. You probably have just about everything you’ll need lying around your shop.
This taper jig is accurate and can accommodate a wide variety of lengths, widths, and thicknesses of stock. It also works great for making straight rip cuts on narrow pieces of stock. Extra articles: Shop Made Setup Gauge and a couple Shop Tips on dust control, plug inserts and gripping threaded rods.