5 Minute taper jig
I needed to taper some legs I'm putting on a night stand and I wanted to keep it simple so I came up with this method which only took about 5 minutes to do. I took a scrap of plywood and screwed a butt stop on it and two side stops. The tapers I laid out set flush with the outer edge of the ply. To use it you just set the fence so that the ply is just about to kiss the side of the blade. To cut the first set of tapers only required one setup since two could be done face up and the other two face down. On the second taper I had to do with the fence on one side of the blade and then move the stops to the other edge of the plywood and do that side on the opposite side of the blade. It only takes two or 3 minutes to move the stops.
If you are only doing a one off then this is way better than setting up a board with moveable stops and DeStaco clamps and then trying to find room to store it.
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.