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Project by Bricofleur posted 775 days ago 4224 views 29 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the band saw circle cutting jig I just built, an overdue jig for my shop.

Only a 16’’ X 26’’ and 16’’ X 18’’ pieces of 1/2’’ birch plywood were required to build the jig, as well as a hardwood runner for it to register in the miter slot. It was straight forward to build using only the table saw (Oops, and a drill).

I’m glad I did and it should be handy regularly.

More photos and all construction details on this page of my blog.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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





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Tom Godfrey

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#1 posted 775 days ago

That’s neat. Going to have to give that a try, when i find time. May have a job coming up that requires me making some circles.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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MonteCristo

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#2 posted 775 days ago

Nice jig !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 775 days ago

It ain’t no “Square Dance”, but a marvelous CIRCLE JIG!!!

I needs to make me one of these & a dadoe jig for my router & a…..........

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Roger

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#4 posted 775 days ago

Very super, and simple Serge. I’ve gotta make a more permanent circle cutter this size. This looks like it will work very ez

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

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 775 days ago

Nice job and looks relatively easy to make….and I gotta make me one!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 775 days ago

This has come full circle, jig that is :)) well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 775 days ago

Nice simple design…thanks for sharing : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 775 days ago

Serge another cool jig! Well done. I have thought about making one of these for a while. One day I’ll cross t of my list. Very nice. Have a great weekend Buddy!

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

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kdc68

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#9 posted 775 days ago

thanks for a great simple jig idea

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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majuvla

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#10 posted 775 days ago

Thanks for idea, I just wanted to build one and trying to find the best and easiest one.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Bricofleur

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#11 posted 775 days ago

Thank you, guys for your comments. I was sure someone would like its simplicity. I’m planning to make another band saw circle cutting jig, similar to the one Norm Abram (New Yankee Workshop) built, but even easier to build than his.

@Ken90712: Have a great weekend too Buddy. On my side every day is weekend! And most of the time a Saturday! :-)

Best,

Serge

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

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apkitz

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#12 posted 775 days ago

If you search shopnotes circle jigs—there is on that I built awhile back that’s a spitting image of this one—also has a built in tape measure and knobs that hold it to the bandsaw table. I think you can get the plan from plansnow for $4.95. It is a great jig! The biggest thing is to have a really sharp blade and let it do the cutting.

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Bricofleur

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#13 posted 775 days ago

@apkitz: Thanks for sharing the idea of adding a tape measure and a knob. That should greatly improved my humble jig. Too bad it’s not on your projects gallery so we could see it!

Best,

Serge

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

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Bob817

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#14 posted 774 days ago

As always, Nice work Serge it came out great! Everyone likes jigs Thanks for posting!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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Dustmite97

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#15 posted 774 days ago

These jigs are just too cool. I’m long overdue as well. Great job on this one :)

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