Taper Jig ... make or buy

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Mcluma

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I'm in need of a taper cut jig. and see that axminster sells one for £16.30.

They are simple to make, so what should I do, make or buy ?
 

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As you say they are easy enough to make but how much of your time does £16.30 buy? Could you make one in that time with an allowance for materials?

My guess is not much and no ... so buy :)
 

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All you need is a hinge and two bits of wood and some method to lock it in place.
 

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We buy because we are a furniture school . So I think that if you are on your own and time is not a cosideration , make one . If there are employees /students in your workshop buy one , this way if there is an accident with the jig it is NOT your fault . The professional jig has a BS number and thus has been through the necessary safety tests .
All best .
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Made my own fairly simple...

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Mcluma

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That is a nice one,

this morning i had to buy some stuff from axminster, and i still had the taper jig in my basket, so i thought well hell, just buy it :p
 

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