circle cutting jig for bandsaw

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Project by mbs posted 04-16-2012 02:42 AM 3151 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a circle cutting jig for my bandsaw. It is capable of making from 16” to 59” circles. I used a 1/4 – 20 bolt as a pivot point. The bolt can be adjusted to any distance in the slot.

THe back edge of the blade (going up and down) is aligned with the back edge of the slot so the blade should track nicely and not bind (a good suggestion from Hal Taylor). I put a pc of wood on the back that fits in the miter slot so it’s easy to set the jig up the same way each time.

I also made a pivoting carrier that fits on the jig (not shown) to accurately cut the headrest of rocking chairs.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#1 posted 04-16-2012 08:13 AM

I keep wanting to make one of these, are you pleased with the results?

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#2 posted 04-16-2012 11:04 AM

Very nice jig, Congratulations.


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#3 posted 04-16-2012 02:19 PM

Nice jig : ) Is that a piece of Poplar you’re using ?

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 10:01 PM

I am happy with the Jig. It was very easy to make and will work for almost any project that requires a circle. I can use the miter slot feature to feed the material into the start of the cut too.

Yes – it’s made of poplar.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#5 posted 09-16-2012 11:38 PM

Practical and functional. Thanks for posting.

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