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Project by OldWolfsWoodShop posted 206 days ago 1129 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

new circle cutting jig for my bandsaw

better than losing a finger!!!

as stated, Naptown was correct.
You can see the strip under the table sticking out a bit, and the countersunk screws holding the top to that piece, and hence clamped to the table. Then you take your stock, find the center of your circle, drill a hole, and screw or nail it the dovetailed piece in the center of the top. The dovetail keeps it from tipping as you turn. Then you adjust for the radius and start turning. the larger pivot point (1/4” dowel) is used for heavier, larger pieces. both points must aligned with the front edge of the band saw blade. The center cleat (pic 4) is mounted to allow the jig to butt up against the table thereby reducing set up time.

I do not have marking lines, as Naptown suggested, as my width is determined when I cut the square blank on the table saw.

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 206 days ago

John, we need more pictures and more detail on how you built it.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 206 days ago

I agree with Hawaiilad, looks cool, more details please.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#3 posted 206 days ago

Yea, I’d to see more and get more clarification
Thanks

-- Guy,PEI

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#4 posted 206 days ago

Yup. Explain please.

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#5 posted 206 days ago

Ill take a stab at this, you can see the strip under the table sticking out a bit, and the countersunk screws holding the top to that piece, and hence clamped to the table. Then you take your stock, find the center of your circle, drill a hole, and screw or nail it the the dovetailed piece in the center of the top. The dovetail keeps it from tipping as you turn. Then you adjust for the radius and start turning?

If you could attach it in the exact same spot on the saw everytime, you could mark a bunch of diameter/radius marks on the jig so you dont even have to measure anything.

Let me know what i missed!

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#6 posted 205 days ago

Naptown is correct, I will post more pics

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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