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I missed out on the Woodpecker Quick Radius Corner jigs...

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Project by NiteWalker posted 09-01-2011 02:50 AM 9283 views 31 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

...so I made my own.
I made it for my two most used radii, 3/8” and 1/4”.

I used a set of the cheap corner templates I got from infinity tools; I don’t like those because the referencing pins are a very sloppy fit, and useless as their intended purpose. So I just made sure the template was flush with the corner of my shop made jig and that was that.


Here’s the quick plan I made for it. You can use whatever for the stops, I just have tons of narrow 1/4” polycarbonate scraps around.

Thanks for looking guys!

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.





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Luke

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#1 posted 09-01-2011 03:18 AM

You forgot to show how it is used. I do the same thing. Very nice.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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Chad

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#2 posted 09-01-2011 03:18 AM

I like it and i wanted a set of those woodpeckers also. No doubt these work just as good and at a fraction the cost. Very cool! Thanks for posting.

-- Go Blue!

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ChunkyC

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#3 posted 09-01-2011 03:51 AM

Nice. I have one too, not nearly as nice as yours, but I put radii on each corner.

c

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-01-2011 04:50 AM

Neat, but how do you use it?
Is it for scribing a corner or actually cutting it?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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NiteWalker

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#5 posted 09-01-2011 05:01 AM

Hey guys. sorry for not explaining. They’re just quick simple jigs for you to rout corner radii by using a flush trim bit at the router table and just by holding the template in place (which is why the finger hole is there).

I cut 3/8” radius corners almost every day, so this will speed things up for me. I modeled it after the woodpecker jigs, which is why you flip it to use each radius. Looking at it now, I can simply move all 4 stops so they’re on the same plane and have two more radii on the other corners (like Chuck mentioned). Can’t believe I didn’t see that before now lol…

I might do that tomorrow, but at the moment I don’t use many radii other than those two, but a 1/2” and 3/4” would be nice to have too.

This was a on my way out of the shop impulse to post; the next time I use it I’ll take a few pics and post em up.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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kiefer

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#6 posted 09-01-2011 05:31 AM

Great self made jig and I will be watching for more.

Thanks KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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NiteWalker

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#7 posted 09-01-2011 05:32 AM

Thanks.
Pretty soon I should have my drill press table done too.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Paul Stoops

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#8 posted 09-01-2011 04:00 PM

Great job! I liked the Woodpecker design, but not the price. Thanks for sharing.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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NiteWalker

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#9 posted 09-18-2011 03:39 AM

Thanks.
I also added a pic of the jig in use.

It works great; no need for double side tape or anything like that when doing panels that will fit on the router table. Just by using the finger hole and stops it’s plenty secure. This is a big relief since I used to do one corner at a time using double sided tape. So now instead of taking 10 minutes to do a panel it takes less than 2.

Solving problems or making things easier is one of my favorite aspects of woodworking. :)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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grenger

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#10 posted 02-18-2013 01:22 PM

I like that… going to make one for sure.
Thanks.

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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