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Woodsmith Issue 33 cover image

May 1997
Issue 33

Adjustable Taper Jig
Page 7: Figure 2
Drawing indicates using 1/4" x 3/4" flathead machine screws, but you should use 1" long instead.
Page 8: Hardware list
3 corrections. 1. List indicates you use 1/4" x 3/4" Fh machine screws but it should say 1/4" x 1" Fh machine screws. 2. List indicates you need eight 5/16" washers, but it should be nine. 3. The list says you need a #8 x 1 1/4" Fh woodscrew, but you should use a #8 x 1 3/4" one instead.
Page 8: Figure 3
For pieces E - Rail and F - Block, drawing indicates the pieces are 3/4" thick but they should be 1/2" thick.
Page 8: Figure 3, detail b
The note on the drawing should read: "Note: To accept T-nuts, drill 1/8"-deep counterbores and 5/16"-dia. shank holes."
Page 8: Figure 3
To be able to taper a leg smaller than 1 1/4" at the bottom end, you can make the slots larger than 1 3/8" long. If you increase the slot size to 1 3/4", note that the distance between the slots changes to 3 3/8"
Page 9: Figure 5
Clarification on the drawing. The riser block (I) should be shown as longer than it is wide. As originally printed, the piece appears to be square.
Plate Joiner Table
Page 24: Hardware
List indicates you need 54 #8 x 1 1/4" Fh sheet metal screws but you really need 58.