Ellipse/circle jig

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Project by majuvla posted 07-24-2015 11:18 AM 2478 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ellipse maker made of scraps: playwood, mahogany, hard plastic and some screws, washers and nuts – cost almoust nothing.
It’s capable of making circles/ellipse from 40-160 cm in diameter. I drilled holes every 2cm and at one end, there is a fine tunning with two wing-nuts, so every milimeter is covered. For bottom side of jig, I used 4mm thin plastic material, so I can either screw it or glue with double tape to cutting material.
There are two holes for bigger and smaller router set-up.
For smaller circles I made MDF bandsaw circle jig, capable of making 2,5 – 100cm in diameter.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 07-24-2015 12:17 PM

Nice design and well built. Great jig.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 07-24-2015 01:05 PM

That’s a very useful jig, Majuvla! Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 07-24-2015 01:17 PM

Well thought out circle/ellipse jig. Ivan you are the man buddy….whats next?

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 07-24-2015 01:36 PM

Nicely made Ivan. I have been meaning to make an elliptical jig like this for years but I never seem to get around to it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-24-2015 01:46 PM

Well Done!

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

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#6 posted 07-24-2015 01:59 PM

I have made both jigs years ago and they sure come in handy when the need arises .
I hope to yours see them in use on a project soon .


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 07-24-2015 03:16 PM

Ivan, this is a great jig and a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 07-24-2015 05:38 PM

stari moj,ovo je prava stvar

-- bambi

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#9 posted 07-25-2015 04:29 AM

Very well done Ivan. Thanks for showing it 2 different routers. It really speaks to a great design.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#10 posted 07-25-2015 04:01 PM

Looks good Ivan! The jig looks better than some of my projects! Ha ha!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#11 posted 07-25-2015 08:22 PM

Very good, compliments to DAILY TOP 3.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#12 posted 07-26-2015 02:45 AM

Beautiful job on that jig. It is a favorite for me now!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 07-26-2015 12:49 PM

Well done, Ivan!

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA

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#14 posted 08-02-2015 02:22 PM

Very nice Ivan.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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