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Project by bluchz posted 1920 days ago 3535 views 12 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is another simple circle cutting jig that attaches to my router table allowing me to keep both hands on the wood. Made from 3/4” plywood and an oak strip that fits in the mitre slot and is glued and nailed to the horizontal plywood. the 2 pieces of plywood are joined with an old door hinge. An adjustable foot (5/16”carriage bolt) at the bottom of the vertical piece allows me to level it with the table. Simply cut a square the size of the circle, lay it on the horizontal plywood, butt it up to the router bit, drill a hole in the center and leave the drill bit there for a pivot point.Start the router and spin the wood till the circle is cut.
circle jig 1
circle jig #2

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Jay

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#1 posted 1920 days ago

That is very cool, Im seen jigs where you attach it to the bandsaw or the router but never to the router table. Cool Jig.

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Wingstress

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#2 posted 1920 days ago

Pretty slick

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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76winger

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#3 posted 1669 days ago

Very similar to what I coached a buddy into making a while back for his bandsaw. It’s a GREAT way to make some large circles!

-- Dave, See some of my creations at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/76Winger

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