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Taper Jig - Wood Magazine Version

A question regarding this jig. The plan uses a nylon nut to lock the hold-down blocks in position. What prevents the bolt from turning when the nut is tightened / loosened?

 

This jig was in Issue 151, page 82

 

Thanks, Bill

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Re: Taper Jig - Wood Magazine Version

I built that jig and love it. Although when I built mine I didn't notice that nylon nut, so that means I didn't use it and haven't had any issues with it not being used. Would suggest on the pivot block that you use a square nut as opposed the the hex nut and rather than use 1/4-20 x 1 machine screw I used a thumb screw. That way I don't need a screwdriver to adjust it. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=651&filter=70003&pn=70003

 

Rick

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Re: Taper Jig - Wood Magazine Version

Rick:

 

  Based on your experience that nylon nut is superfluous. Nice to know.

 

  I will switch to a square nut for holding the pivot bolt. A longer surface to tighten against. The knob on the pivot bolt wood make it a tooless adjustment.

 

  Thanks for the informative response.

 

  Bill

 

   

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Re: Taper Jig - Wood Magazine Version

Bill, I also used 'T-slot' bolts instead of the machine screws in the plan. Toilet mounting bolts would also work.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=16885&filter=35856&pn=35856

 

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