|Project by OldWolfsWoodShop||posted 198 days ago||1117 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
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.
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