|Project by Thos. Angle||posted 2288 days ago||4172 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This isn’t a new idea, it isn’t even my idea, but it IS a good idea. I used a Incra miter slider screwed to the bottom of a piece of 1/2 MDF. I drew a line 90 degrees to the slider. I set up a roller stand under the outboard side and turned the saw on. I then slid the board forward until the line was at the front of the teeth of the bandsaw. I shut off the bandsaw and marked where the front edge of the table was on the under side of the board. I then glued and braded a stop there. I just use a nail with the head cut off for the pivot point but you can get as fancy as you want.
To use this jig; cut a square at least 1/2 inch bigger than the circle you want. Draw an “X” from corner to corner to fnd the center. Drill a hole as big as your pivot point.This the hard part; getting the nail in the hole. Once the nail is in the center hole, slide the jig forward until the stop rests on the table edge. Hold the jig and pivot the work piece. Instant circle!! I can do a circle up to about 60” with this one. These 15 inch circles make up the base for my leather faced clocks. Enjoy.
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon