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Circle router jig
My version.

A circle jig for my router so I could make a divider circle for another jig…

Time for:

Jig – Jazz…

The jig is made from ply and a scrap piece of hard wood.
You can see the sketch on the picture, quite simple, I saw the pattern in a woodworking magazine but do not remember where, but others have made it here on LJ also so you might be able to find a reference.

The bar is divided into 5 cm (2 inch) and holes drilled for setting center and then the slice on the base is a bit longer than 5 cm and in this way the circle can be adjusted exact with the wing nut.

Here a link for my blog on the making: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/28422

Here is a link for a version with a drawing I found on the web:
http://www.forums.woodnet.net/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB2&Number=5492417&Forum=,,All_Forums,,&Words=&Searchpage=1&Limit=25&Main=5492170&Search=true&where=&Name=37264&daterange=&newerval=&newertype=&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=

Pictures:
1. Jig in action…
2. Ply base with drawing.
3. The rabbet for the slider and hole for the router bit.
4. Holes for the router mount and the slide for the adjustment.
5. Shaping for the pleasure.
6. Fast and easy to use.

Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





15 comments so far

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 884 days ago

It’s something we all have to do is make a jig to make a jig. another winner goooood job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mafe

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#2 posted 884 days ago

Thank you Jim.
I forgot to mention I also made a long arm for it from a old alu curtain rod, in this way I can cut really big circles also.
Smiles,
Mads

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

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stefang

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#3 posted 884 days ago

This is a very good jig Mads. I love the clever way filled the aluminum profile with wood as a hold down shoe. I have favorites it as I want one too. I also greatly admire your wonderful Festool router. Is it a new addition?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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stefang

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#4 posted 884 days ago

I forgot to mention that I enjoyed the music too. Both very talented.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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lanwater

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#5 posted 884 days ago

I like the adjustment you can make.

Very creative as usual.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Martyroc

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#6 posted 884 days ago

Nice Jig, I will be making one of those in the near future. Thanks for posting

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Bricofleur

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#7 posted 884 days ago

Another winning jig. And you’re right, I’m inspired!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Roger

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#8 posted 884 days ago

oh yes. another score. very good

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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jumbojack

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#9 posted 884 days ago

Nice jig I really like this one.
Guitar playing was pretty good, but the guy with the harp is off the hook.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Don W

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#10 posted 884 days ago

I like the addition of the jazz while I was reading your post. I read it twice just so I could finish listening.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 884 days ago

Very clever idea, Mads!!!!!! You are constantly thinking and coming up with sweet ideas!!!!Thank you for sharing, my friend!!

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

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mafe

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#12 posted 884 days ago

Now also a blog:
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/28422

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

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nobuckle

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#13 posted 883 days ago

Now that’s a song to jig and make a jig to. Thanks for sharing both.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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Brit

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#14 posted 883 days ago

Nice one Mads. I’ll be making one of those.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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mafe

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#15 posted 879 days ago

Lj’s, friends, thank you for the comments.
Happy I could inspire, sorry for the late answer – life runs these days…
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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