See it in Motion: Tablesaw Leg Tapering Jig
Use the See it in Motion QR codes in Fine Woodworking magazine to access a variety of short video clips that will help you better understand the jigs, tips, and techniques our authors use in every issue. Just download a QR Reader app on your smart phone and use it to scan the See it in Motion code icons found in the magazine.
Modified Circle-Cutting Jig for Curved Parts
In Fine Woodworking #229, furniture maker Steve Latta explains how to construct a safer, more effective leg tapering jig for the tablesaw. While most tablesaw sleds and jigs rely on the miter gauge slots to guide them, Latta’s rides along a rail which is clamped to the saw’s rip fence. In this way, the user is able to back the sled out of the cut after each pass, without the sled falling off the end of the saw table while rotating the leg. Latta’s sled uses a fully adjustable fence to locate the leg in relation to the blade’s path of travel, and a simple toggle clamp holds the workpiece firmly into place. You can see the jig in action in the video above, and learn how to build and use it in his article, Perfect Tapers on the Tablesaw.