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Bearing Free Circle Routing Jig

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Project by Bricofleur posted 10-11-2012 08:27 PM 6033 views 59 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’d like to share this handy router table jig that enables to use any router bits (think bearing free) to mill edges of round surfaces. Picture #3 shows the results from this particular bearing free router bit I used for this demonstration.

After setting the fence so the piece just kisses the bit, power up the router, lean the round piece on the right fence side, roll it slowly towards the bit, and when the piece makes contact with both sides of the fence (and of course the router bit), pivot it counterclockwise, as shown by the arrow. Several shallow cuts ensure safe work.

It works great and I hope you’ll like it. Feel free to comment.

All construction details and more photos 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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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 10-11-2012 08:32 PM

Great idea—Thanks!!!!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#2 posted 10-11-2012 08:34 PM

this will surely extend the use of cutters
without buying new ones
just for one piece

very cool serge

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bricofleur

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#3 posted 10-11-2012 09:53 PM

@Patron: You’re right, David, that was the goal, as well as flexibility. I try to stay away from stores as much as I can! I have more ideas than cash, or I depend more on my ideas than my bank account!! (smile)

@Kent: Thank you, Kent. I hope you’ll try it too!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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

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#4 posted 10-12-2012 04:57 AM

Nice jig. Sure to come in handy. Thanks. I hope i can remember this one.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#5 posted 10-12-2012 07:59 AM

Once again I learned something from a wonderful selfless member of our community. Thank you sir.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#6 posted 10-12-2012 09:10 AM

Genius at work!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#7 posted 10-12-2012 11:33 AM

This is definitely one of the things I’ll put in the figurative file cabinet in the back of my head for later! Great idea.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#8 posted 10-12-2012 12:13 PM

Lots of great ideas everyone. Be sure to check out his link.
Thanks Serge

-- Life is good.

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#9 posted 10-12-2012 01:36 PM

Where would we be without you and your great ides !!?
Thank you : )

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

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#10 posted 10-12-2012 02:51 PM

Adding this to my favorities. Thanks.

-- Julian

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#11 posted 10-12-2012 02:57 PM

ooops, typo…. I meant great ideas : )

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

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#12 posted 10-12-2012 04:33 PM

Thank you all, guys for comments. I rather make what I can and buy what I can’t. And sharing I can do!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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

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#13 posted 10-12-2012 05:13 PM

Brilliant idea!Very smart!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 10-12-2012 05:36 PM

You are a treasure to know Serge.
Thank you again !

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#15 posted 10-12-2012 07:58 PM

Same tip/jig was in wood magazine this month, but I do like the addition of the larger hole around the bit :)

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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