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Project by blockhead posted 05-23-2009 03:40 AM 6073 views 50 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed something for cutting patterns and curves, etc. in smaller pieces of wood. I don’t have room for a scroll saw or band saw so I made this for my jig saw that fits right in my router table.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.





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Hacksaw

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#1 posted 05-23-2009 03:50 AM

I have thought about doing this…specifically for cutting circles.My bandsaw is junk.Nice job!

-- Nothing's impossible...it just gets expensive

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#2 posted 05-23-2009 03:50 AM

Great idea. Nice job on the insert. Very functional.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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lew

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#3 posted 05-23-2009 04:10 AM

Cool!

I notice the blade is offset from the center of the insert. Did you have any trouble with the saw/insert trying to lift out of the table top?

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

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yosoybyrd

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#4 posted 05-23-2009 04:43 AM

Gret idea

but how do you turn it on and off with the trigger being under the table?

-- William Byrd- WAR EAGLE!

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#5 posted 05-23-2009 04:58 AM

good tip … I used to have a setup like this

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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blockhead

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#6 posted 05-23-2009 05:41 AM

Thanks guys! Lew, suprisingly enough, I’ve had no problem at all with lifting. It is quite smooth with minimal vibration. Yosoybyrd, the on off trigger has a lock. I engage the lock when I screw it in to the insert and plug it into my paddle switch.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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tmiller

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#7 posted 05-23-2009 09:03 AM

Genius!

Gonna do it.

Thanks for posting this.

-- tmwsigns.com

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Cory

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#8 posted 05-23-2009 02:48 PM

Man, I love this site because of stuff like this. That’s a great idea and a great contribution. Your idea is on my To-Do list.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#9 posted 05-23-2009 03:34 PM

Great idea, thats what we do, we make do.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 05-23-2009 04:14 PM

Looks neat.

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blockhead

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#11 posted 05-23-2009 06:36 PM

Thanks LJ’s! The good thing about something like this is it’s cheap and easy to make. A good use for scraps. I can’t remember where the idea came from but it has come in handy a couple of times.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#12 posted 05-23-2009 07:40 PM

Hey That’s a really cool idea Brad

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#13 posted 05-25-2009 01:50 AM

Right on jockmike2! Nifty idea.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#14 posted 05-26-2009 01:30 AM

Brad, great idea! Just please – watch the fingers!

Thomas

-- " .... For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.”

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#15 posted 05-26-2009 08:27 PM

Very clever idea!

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