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Project by JR_Dog posted 06-01-2012 02:09 AM 1881 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was building a wishing well and needed to stabilize the circular base so I created this little jig to slide into the base of my plunge router and with a few set screws to hold the wooden dowels in place I can now make perfect circles. I had an old piece of Bubinga hanging around so I used that as the center spindle, then drilled a hole to fit a 20 Penny nail into the center. I worked surprisingly well and is now a permanent tool in my shop (Took me about 10 min to build and a ½ hour to glue using Titebond III.\

Thank you,

-David





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 03:19 AM

I have the same router. Thanks that is a simple but good idea for a circle cutting jig.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 07:51 AM

Well done, perfect results!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Martyroc

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 11:18 AM

Nice jig JR, I was in the process of building a similar jig, when my company gave me plenty of plywood wire spools. When I run out I think I will build this jig, nicely done.

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

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nomercadies

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#4 posted 06-01-2012 11:34 AM

Simple, nice. Good work. I’d like to know more about your mobile, tractor powered, workbench.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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JR_Dog

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#5 posted 06-01-2012 01:11 PM

Thanks everyone! Here’s a few followup statements:

Peter – since you have the same router you’ll find that you have to drill out the holes a bit since they taper on the inside… maybe they all do this or maybe it’s a way for DeWalt to ensure you purchase their attachments; the drill and metal bit didn’t care much and opened the hole up nicely.

Ken – Thanks for the feedback and since I haven’t spoken to you in a while I hope you guys had a great time in Cancun.

Martin – Thanks for the comments and hope you’re doing well

Nomercadies – lol; yes that “workbench” consists of scrap mdf and plywood clamped to my trailer gate top… works nice since the sawdust or most of it falls into the trailer. Thanks for checking it out.

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eddie

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#6 posted 06-01-2012 01:32 PM

nice jig JR_Dog good luck in the contest

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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JR_Dog

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#7 posted 06-01-2012 01:37 PM

Thanks Eddie!

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WDB

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#8 posted 06-01-2012 03:53 PM

Very nice – I like it.

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j_c

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#9 posted 06-07-2012 06:25 PM

Great idea – the simple ones are always the best and most effective!
Sadly my skills concerning resourcefulness are severely lacking :D

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dbhost

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#10 posted 06-18-2012 09:20 PM

Well hot diggidy dog! That is a forehead smacking simple idea. Good going!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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