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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 10-10-2017 04:45 PM 2138 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I finished my big project and needed something to keep me busy so I scoured the internet and my workshop to do list and high on there was a Router Circle Cutting Jig and I needed to use some scrap plywood I had left over.

Here is a sketchup model.. this isn’t my router but it satisfies a purpose

So I came across so many variation online and thanks to the input of my fellow LJ,s I used what they suggested and came up with my own.

1. I needed a jig that had multiple pivot point this Jig can cut a radius of upto 19”
2. I wasn’t sure wether to use my palm router which I love or use my plunge router.. I decided to use my plunge router for the simple reason of controlling my depth of cut

Materials:
9” wide x 24” long plywood and that’s basically it

The jig came out awesome except I need to figure out why I’m loosing a strong 1/16” on my radius and I think it’s because I only used a nail as my pivot pin I think I’m going to get a 1/4” clevis pin and make my pivot holes 1/4” wide thus removing any play in the pivot swing.

The other thing that annoyed me was that I somehow lost the depth gauge on my router as it’s been buried in my router table so I need to replace that only my local Craftsman store just went out of business..

Anyway I hope you like it and give it a try .. I took my sweet time making it One more thing all the pivots start at 4” radius an increase on the 1” all the way to 19” radius

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 10-11-2017 04:46 PM

A versatile tool that will come in handy over the years. Definitely expands the scope of work you can handle.

Nice work. What if anything did you finish the bottom with? For jigs I usually hit with a couple coats of poly and then paste wax so they slide smoothly over the surface while using.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#2 posted 10-11-2017 05:01 PM



A versatile tool that will come in handy over the years. Definitely expands the scope of work you can handle.

Nice work. What if anything did you finish the bottom with? For jigs I usually hit with a couple coats of poly and then paste wax so they slide smoothly over the surface while using.

- woodbutcherbynight


I usually just hit it 2with paste wax but didn’t this time because it didn’t want to mar the workpiece.. I’ll leave it for now but I might add it later

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 10-11-2017 08:38 PM

Something else you could use if you make another one. Corian makes a great jig and no finishing is needed. Of course buying it can be pricey but cabinet shops usually have scraps they will part with.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#4 posted 10-14-2017 02:27 AM

this is a nice improvement to any router, have one myself and have used it several times, quick and easy to setup and use. nice work!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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