Round cutting board edge cutting and sanding jig

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Project by AandCstyle posted 10-26-2012 05:49 PM 3620 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week I asked how people sanded the edges of round cutting boards. I got some excellent advice and based on that I made this jig. Originally, I had thought to use the band saw to cut close to the circle, then use a router circle cutting jig to clean up the edge and finally sand the routed edge to yield a smooth edge.

My first step was to make the base from a rectangular piece of plywood large enough to be easily clamped to the table of the BS and the disc sander. Then I added the cleat to hold the rectangle square to the BS blade and disc. Finally, I routed 2 slots in the base, one for the BS and the second for the sander. The slots need to align with the optimum location for each tool and since that point is centered for the BS and on the sander is toward the left edge, I decided that 2 slots would be preferable.

The second phase was to find a bolt that would act as the pivot and drill corresponding holes to accommodate the bolt, nut and washer in the piece that would become the round platform. I can adjust the radius of circles by sliding the bolt one way or the other.

Finally, I cut the platform to its finished round shape and sanded the edge. The jig worked well. This platform is 16” in diameter and will work for CBs that diameter and larger. I will use double stick tape to attach the blank to the platform. I will need to make a smaller platform if I decide to make smaller CBs. Thanks for looking.

-- Art

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#1 posted 10-26-2012 10:00 PM

Thumbs up!!!

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#2 posted 10-26-2012 10:31 PM

Yep, does the job and looks good :)

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

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#3 posted 10-27-2012 01:04 AM

Lookin good, thanks for sharing

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#4 posted 10-27-2012 12:34 PM

Mike, thank you for your suggestions on the initial question that led to this jig.

-- Art

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#5 posted 10-27-2012 04:31 PM

Great jig, and usable on more than one tool … I may be copying your idea.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 10-28-2012 02:30 AM

Grumpy, I made the one pictured, but the inspiration came from other LJs. Please feel free to make one and let me know if you have any questions.

-- Art

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#7 posted 01-11-2013 03:30 AM

There it is ! Looks like it ought to work just fine : ) Now you can add the link to your completed cutting board here as well : )

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

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#8 posted 01-11-2013 03:37 AM

Per Dusty’s suggestion, here is a CB I made using the jig. :)

-- Art

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