Need some advice on tapir jigs for table saw. I made one some time ago, a hinged affair that is pretty shakey. What I mean is that the jig does not hold the piece firmly, but only holds it in the longitudinal direction with no sideways holding. T his one is too small and I need to make a larger one. Although I’ve cut many tapers, I’ve never had an accident, but the thing always makes me nervous. Now I’m cutting really long tapirs at 40″
Can anyone give advice on whether the simple tapir jig is dangerous, or is there a safer jig that I can make? I’ve given this some thought and I can’t come up with anything that doesn’t put holes in my leg, the wooden part, that is, ;o or gets real complicated, toggle clamps and all that. Not willing to go that far. Any ideas?
BTW I saw the one on this site and it doesn’t seem any better than what I’ve got.