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Power Taper Tool

This are pics of my homemade power taper tool. You usually can pick up an electric motor at garage sales, flea markets and other places very cheap. Total cost can be less than $10.

Since much of the shaft is used as a guide to align it to grind the tapers, the tapers themselves are as close to dead center perfect as you can get. Any shaft size can be used, in fact, I even ground down the angle on the end of the dowels I used for my endless string jig with it. All angles are adjustable; this is important as not all nocks are the same with regards to the angle. This set up allows you to fine tune the depth and precise angle for each setup and manufacture.

Taper 1    Taper 2    Taper 3

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