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circle cutting jig for bandsaw

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Project by mbs posted 731 days ago 2083 views 1 time 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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exelectrician

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#1 posted 730 days ago

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

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 730 days ago

Very nice jig, Congratulations.

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#3 posted 730 days ago

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

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mbs

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#4 posted 730 days ago

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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woodworkerscott

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#5 posted 577 days ago

Practical and functional. Thanks for posting.

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