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Default No taper jig?

No need for one, I just came across this simple idea.
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Good mourning, Harry.

That sure looks like it would work. I have not seen this way of tapering a board before. It's so dang simple.
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Good idea Harry. I just tapered four legs on the jointer, but this looks much simpler.
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I didn't know it was a 'thing' but I've done that dozens of time simply because I haven't taken the time to build a taper jig for the table saw. It works nicely, actually.

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Saw a DIY jig- two pieces of 2x2, a hinge and a part that I can't locate the name. It is used to open and secure a lid- attaches on both ends and there is a slotted piece that opens to about 90 degrees and secures with a thumb screw. Looked for it in Woodcraft catalogue and they don't have it.

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I've never thought of doing that even though I have used it in a way... I have taken sandpaper (grit to the work) at one end of the piece in order to get a very slight taper. The first time I tried this was on a drawer bottom that was a hair out of square.

I'm sure many have used a full length guide to straighten a warped edge. This is not that much different.

Funny how this seems like a novel idea, even though I've seen and used similar techniques before. I guess sometimes the obvious just isn't obvious enough for me.
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I use that method quite often even though I have a purchased taper jig. By the time I set the jig up I can be finished already that way.
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The trick to this method is the long fence extension clamped onto the saw fence. If that were not there the far end of the board will clear the end of the fence and the edge of the board will follow the end of the fence and change the taper part way from the end of the cut.

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Good idea Harry. I just tapered four legs on the jointer, but this looks much simpler.
Larry, up to now I've only ever tapered legs on the jointer but it takes multiple passes on two sides of each leg and so is time consuming. This method is going to be so fast. This shot shows the last one that I did.
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Harry...nice easy no-taper-jig-needed post...but...I'm a bit concerned...

The other day, out of pure boredom, I watched a video of a gentleman making a very elaborate taper jig using his super Woodpeckers tools. I mentioned this to @Stick486 and he advised me that an elaborate jig was not necessary as all that is needed is a piece of wood the height of which is equal to the desired height of the taper...as you presented in your post. He explained that it was the way he used to do it when he was a young lad...

Now for my concern...You're not as old as Stick, are you...?
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