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Bandsaw circle cutting jig and oak plywood chair bottoms

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Project by BarryW posted 2322 days ago 7449 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend who recently did me a favor asked me if I could cut some plywood bottoms for his metal chairs that matched a small table he has on his deck. Sure, I said. That was two days ago. A little research in circle cutting jigs…some plywood…and I just finished his 15 1/2 inch chair bottoms. The first photo shows the glue up on the two layers of MDF that created a “dovetail” cleat to hold the movable board that had the center pivot point in it. The second photo shows the detail of the cleat. And the third photo shows the complete first chair bottom made from 1/2 inch oak plywood. These chair bottom should make the sitters comfortable and unafraid they’ll fall through the old rotten ones.
Picture 1. Glue up on two layers of MDF for circle cutter.

Picture 2. cleat to hold the arm on the bandsaw circle cutting jig

Picture 3. complete 15 1/2 inch oak plywood circle on new bandsaw circle jig

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.





10 comments so far

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 2322 days ago

Great jig action.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 2322 days ago

Very creative solution to your needs.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2322 days ago

Hi Barry,

This is a nice jig. It was a nice idea to attach the arm with a dovetail.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Sawdust2

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#4 posted 2322 days ago

Sure is a hefty jig.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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teenagewoodworker

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#5 posted 2322 days ago

nice jig Barry, Just in time too. I need to cut some circles on a mini bandsaw next week. thanks for the post!

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GaryK

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#6 posted 2321 days ago

Looks very effective! Great job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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gator9t9

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#7 posted 2321 days ago

Very nice ….
I have to ask ..is that a Laguna BandSaw …I have not seen one ..and that Red unit on the blade is the guide for the Laguna ???
I am sure you love working with the Laguna …

Mike in Bonney Lake

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 2321 days ago

Thanks for sharing Barry.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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POPSHOP

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#9 posted 1881 days ago

looks good . I’m always piddling around designing all kinds of jigs as much as projects . Go figure

-- POPSHOP ,

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PineInTheAsh

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#10 posted 1881 days ago

Barry,

Know what I like?

Your confident, one-word response: “Sure.”

Best,
Peter

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