|Project by patcollins||posted 03-05-2011 01:42 AM||6730 views||11 times favorited||8 comments|
I had some lids to make for my mom for wicker baskets so i came up with this. The top is just 1/4” Luan plywood and the guides and slider are “poplar” that have a 45 degree angle ripped down their length. I waxed the 45s so they things slid nice and good but taped off the part that would be glued to the plywood.
The first picture was taken before I had the holes drilled down the length of the slider that has a pivot pin in. The pin is just a 1” piece of 3/32” thick music wire that was chucked in the drill and polished. There is a small piece of plywood with a PSA sanding disk stuck to it that tightens up against the bottom of the slider to keep it from moving when i cut a circle. This piece is tightened with two knobs that clamp down on some 1/4-20 bolts.
I cut my first circle with it and it turned out great. I may add some more support for the wood being cut by gluing some more stock on top of the plywood but I haven’t decided if that will be necessary yet.