Making decent tapers is one of those things that most of us usually don’t need to do, but when we do it’s nice to have a dedicated jig to help us out. I recently came up with this design that is simple and easy to make and can do more than just simple tapers. And the best part is that it doesn’t require loads of fancy parts or tools to make.
Reducing the length of the jig’s fence and increasing the dimensions of the base, I’ve come up with a jig that can cut tapers on both sides of the work piece, works great as a jointer jig, and can cut those awkward shapes like pentagons. In a pinch it can also be used as a crosscut jig.
The following video goes through the build process and different ways to use it. There is also a free pdf download available if you want to make one for yourself. If you need them, I recommend these toggle clamps and knobs to complete the project.