Circle sanding jig (quick and dirty)

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Project by mafe posted 07-28-2010 06:36 PM 7349 views 18 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Circle sanding jig
I was making a drillpress table, and needed some round pieces with a tight fit…

Just a piece of plywood with a bolt through, then clamp it in place and off we go, took me ten minutes to make, and worked just fine.

I think I will put on my list a more fancy one, whith deepstop, steps, and all that jazz…

Hope it can be to some inspiration,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 07-28-2010 07:02 PM

great to see you have fun in the shop
that vacation wasn´t so bad after all :-)
now you are back with energi and new ideas

take care

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#2 posted 07-28-2010 08:03 PM

quick n dirty is just fine, as long as it does the job..thanks for sharing this simple jig

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#3 posted 07-28-2010 08:24 PM

Clever jig Mafe. Here is an idea you may want to play with. If you inclined the jig so it was higher on the right side, roughly 30 degrees, it might spin the wheel and sand it at the same time (assumes your sanding wheel is spinning counter-clockwise).

Either that or a larger second wheel in the slot right behind it with a crank handle sticking up would allow you to rotate the wheel being sanded without touching it. (sorry I had this horrid feeling that if I went to spin the wheel that you show, I would manage to catch a knuckle on the sander…ouch … so I was coming up with ideas for making it safer.)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 07-28-2010 08:43 PM

Fantastic, I was needing a way to sand circles without them shooting out of my hands and across my garage! Good post!

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#5 posted 07-28-2010 09:09 PM

Good jig Mads, you will get accurate circles with that one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 07-28-2010 09:17 PM

Great idea.Good to know.I’m sure I’ll use it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 07-28-2010 09:49 PM

Nice little jig. Most of my jigs are quick and dirty, as long as they get the job done properly. Life is too short to make showy jigs! Life is also too short to mow the lawn, but my wife don’t thinks so!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#8 posted 07-29-2010 02:29 PM

Great idea Mafe.

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

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#9 posted 07-29-2010 05:13 PM

Hi guys,
Yes it works!
But I think I’ll make a more advanced model at some point, but it will be when I need a lot of items of same size.
Thank you for your comments,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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