making Quick Circle by table saw #1: insted of using rauters or bandsaw i came up with a quick process for making circle in any size.

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Blog entry by aviad mishaeli posted 01-10-2012 12:12 AM 2535 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 01-10-2012 12:20 AM

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#2 posted 01-10-2012 12:22 AM

Could you post more info and pics of the action?
Assuming you are pivoting the square into the blade.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 01-10-2012 03:37 AM

Learned that “trick” in the cabinet shops 30+ years ago. Not the safest way to cut a circle but it does work.

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#4 posted 01-10-2012 03:51 AM

I’ve done this before as well. It works well, it’s not without risks though it’s not necessarily unsafe. It’s not my first choice of methods though.

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#5 posted 01-10-2012 05:47 AM

I have used this method as well but if I ever use it again I will put a guard over the blade with just a little gap above the workpiece and clamp the workpiece .


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#6 posted 01-10-2012 04:01 PM

A last resort method in my opinion, but not so bad if you don’t have a bandsaw, a router, a jigsaw, or a scrollsaw. It is fun to experiment though and do things many wouldn’t think possible, which I think is probably the point here. So well done Aviad, and perhaps this method will be useful to those without other options.

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#7 posted 01-10-2012 07:14 PM

Personally, I would not cut a circle this way. If you cut it this way then I have to assume that you don’t have any of the more conventional ways to cut a circle. If this is the case then it sounds like an opportune time to by a portable jig saw or a router because they can serve you well in all sorts of ways. It also looks like those blocks could easily get thrown at you or someone else in the room.


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