Router Jig for making round boxes

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Project by Julian posted 254 days ago 7616 views 92 times favorited 43 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 254 days ago

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 254 days ago

Great jig, and great solution!

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#3 posted 254 days ago

This is a great idea for large rounds. Thanks.

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#4 posted 254 days ago

Pretty cool. Like to see it in a video

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

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#5 posted 254 days ago

nice idea

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#6 posted 254 days ago

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

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#7 posted 254 days ago

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

-- John, Illinois,

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#8 posted 254 days ago

Great idea thanks

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#9 posted 254 days ago

Outstanding Jig. Good work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#10 posted 254 days ago

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

-- -- Jim “Mr. Measure Twice” Marchetti --

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#11 posted 254 days ago

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

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#12 posted 254 days ago

Outside the box, you nailed it!

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#13 posted 254 days ago

Nice work.Cool Jig.

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#14 posted 254 days ago

What kind of bit do you use on the inside?

Nice jig.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#15 posted 254 days ago

nice work

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