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Project by Bricofleur posted 07-12-2012 08:36 PM 4405 views 30 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 07-12-2012 09:48 PM

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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#2 posted 07-12-2012 10:05 PM

Nice jig !

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

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 07-12-2012 10:10 PM

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 procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 07-12-2012 10:15 PM

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 07-13-2012 12:51 AM

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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#6 posted 07-13-2012 01:34 AM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 07-13-2012 03:27 AM

Nice simple design…thanks for sharing : )

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

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#8 posted 07-13-2012 08:12 AM

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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#9 posted 07-13-2012 10:55 AM

thanks for a great simple jig idea

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#10 posted 07-13-2012 12:47 PM

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 07-13-2012 01:11 PM

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 07-13-2012 04:02 PM

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 07-13-2012 04:15 PM

@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 07-13-2012 06:41 PM

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

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#15 posted 07-13-2012 08:30 PM

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

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