I had a piece of redwood fence that I have been hanging onto forever. About 40 years or so. Had a few knots but pretty straight grain. I had also just made a tappering jig that I was dieing to try out,other than making a couple of sample cutts. So after cleaning up the redwood fence board and cutting out the pieces to size I at last had my chance to try out the tappering jig. It works great and was the easiest part of the project. The tuff part was trying to glue all of those tapered pieces together and get the bottom to fit into the grooves at the bottom of the bucket.
It turned out OK but am thinking about either putting a top on it or making a handle for it.
The tappering Jig was one I saw on line and it looked like a good project to do. Just don't know how often I will use it. The hold downs were a little tuff bending but the are working very well as do the cams that hold the work piece. I also made the stop block ajustable with extra holes.
I know part of the thread belongs in Jigs and Fixtures but the bucket got lonsome.