Circle Cutting Jig

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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 12-05-2008 06:17 AM 14509 reads 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a jig to make a lazy susan, my blog is at;
This jig was not my design but came from an article in a magazine. It is fairly simple & I thought it might be worth sharing.
There are 3 wooden components & a handful of metal bits.

A 1/4”X6” disc can be stuck to the item you want to shape or a 1/4 pin can be screwed into a hole in the centre of the item as in the above photo.
A 4 1/2”X 1/2” piece of desired length is then needed to mount the router on. The router is actually mounted on a separate piece of shaped wood at the end.
A 1/4” slot runs along the centre of the longer piece & a 1 1/4” groove is cut on the under side.
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I used a metal piece to act as a pivot & also act as a slider along the groove in the longer piece.
The white pieces of tape under the router base was added for this cut to adjust the height because double sided tape was used under the centre piece.
Thats all folks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#1 posted 12-05-2008 07:25 AM

Nice jig, it helped produce a nice project. Thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 12-05-2008 07:28 AM

Great looking jig, Grumpy!!

Did you have any trouble with the tape coming loose?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-05-2008 01:24 PM

That is a really nice jig. I made a quick one before but I put new screw holes in it each time a do a new size circle and I also drill a hole in my work piece. Thanks for sharing, I may try to build one sometimes.

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#4 posted 12-05-2008 03:09 PM

I built one of these a couple years ago but didn’t get it quite right. Thanks for sharing.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 12-05-2008 05:08 PM

Grumpy: It looks great. I like the idea of using double faced tape to hold the center board in place and not having to drill into your piece.

I see you splurged and used some of your local high priced Australian woods for the slide bar.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 12-05-2008 05:26 PM

Not bad for an old fart … what does it do ??? LOL

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#7 posted 12-05-2008 07:20 PM

Good Thought, made something similar when my Class made 40 round tables for a food service.

-- Karl, Wyoming

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#8 posted 12-05-2008 11:51 PM

Thanks for the comment everyone

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 12-05-2008 11:52 PM

Odie, I thought you knew. It’s a halo making jig in case you break yours. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 11-04-2011 07:23 PM

Thank you very much for the idea, I have to make one for my workshop

-- Who rules the mind, dominates everything.

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#11 posted 11-05-2011 02:36 AM

Glad you like it Frank

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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