It's time for a new router circle jig

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Project by harry1 posted 12-03-2012 01:46 PM 2142 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Whilst there is nothing wrong with my present router circle jig, I made it many years ago and thought that it was time for a new prettier one. The beauty of this design is that it can be adjusted smoothly by sliding then locking the router after the fulcrum pin has been screwed into an appropriate threaded hole. For those without metalworking facilities a hard wood block like on my older one is fine. I use an assortment of different length 1/4” pins and these can be made from coach bolts by cutting the thread to a suitable length and the same for the smooth section. Here is a link to the project

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#1 posted 12-03-2012 02:03 PM

Way to go..nice jig, Harry. You are always improving on your tools, I like that!!
You have a nice range of circles with it, too!.....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 03:50 PM

good device

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#3 posted 12-03-2012 05:45 PM

Excellent work. Thank you for scharring. Added to my favorits

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#4 posted 12-03-2012 07:00 PM

Very good Harry…

Do you have to drill a center-hole in the workpiece?

Can you use self-stick tape instead of drilling?

Anything of the jig in use?

Nice work!

It’s COOL that you can do metal milling as well… something I have never been exposed to…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 03:12 AM

There’s nothing like a great jig Harry. Good one mate.

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

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 03:16 AM

Well done Harry

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 12-04-2012 05:10 AM

Excelent Jig! I especially like the way you PURPOSELY made that mistake so we can know what NOT to do when we make our own.

-- John

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