How to Crosscut Tapers On Flat Boards
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Taper cutting is reducing stock by making a continuous straight
cut which produces progressive variation in width. Taper cuts
in small stock can be made with only miter gauge support.
Taper cuts in flat boards are used in planter boxes, window
boxes, waste baskets, and similar objects that have top and
bottoms of unequal size. Long taper cuts requiring the use
of a tapered jig are frequently used on table legs and other
pedestals. Taper cuts on one side only are often used to form
a slanting front to cabinets and shelves.