Router Jig for making round boxes

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Project by Julian posted 08-06-2013 03:52 PM 275393 views 139 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making what I call a round box. I saw videos on YouTube showing how people make drums with their homemade jigs. I do not know how to play the drums so I decided I would make the wooden shell and make a round box. The shell is made from 20 pieces of walnut. The pieces are cut as staves. Still need to make the bottom and top lid. Outside cutting jig sits on top of the router table.

Inside cutting jig. Circle must be large enough for your router to fit inside. My Bosch router was too tall. I had to install my small trim router and make several passes to enlarge the inside diameter. Then I finished the inside with the large router.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 08-06-2013 04:09 PM

Well done Julian.

Thanks for sharing, the jigs are great.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 08-06-2013 04:14 PM

Great jig, and great solution!

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#3 posted 08-06-2013 04:33 PM

This is a great idea for large rounds. Thanks.

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#4 posted 08-06-2013 05:58 PM

Pretty cool. Like to see it in a video

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 08-06-2013 06:15 PM

nice idea

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#6 posted 08-06-2013 06:30 PM

Julian, Great Work! What type of router bit(s) are you using?

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#7 posted 08-06-2013 06:53 PM

Creative idea, I have to keep it in mind for the future.

-- John, Illinois,

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#8 posted 08-06-2013 06:56 PM

Great idea thanks

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#9 posted 08-06-2013 07:48 PM

Outstanding Jig. Good work. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 08-06-2013 08:50 PM

WHOA! I never thought about doing something like that – pretty slick little jig and great idea!!

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#11 posted 08-06-2013 09:17 PM

Sure would like to see a video of that in action.

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#12 posted 08-06-2013 09:36 PM

Outside the box, you nailed it!

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#13 posted 08-06-2013 10:26 PM

Nice work.Cool Jig.

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#14 posted 08-06-2013 10:53 PM

What kind of bit do you use on the inside?

Nice jig.

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#15 posted 08-06-2013 11:13 PM

nice work

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