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Forum topic by Eagle1 posted 10-28-2010 01:43 PM 1043 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-28-2010 01:43 PM

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I am thinking about buying the carter circle jig with the jig for cutting bowl blanks. Has anyone used one. And what do you think about it?

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#1 posted 10-28-2010 02:36 PM

It’s pretty easy to make one by drilling incrementally spaced holes in a piece of ply. Insert the appropriate sized peg, drill a hole in the work and spin it into the saw.

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#2 posted 10-28-2010 03:40 PM

I have used 2 shop-made circle jigs like Gene mentioned … they work, but I do plan to order the Carter.

I haven’t used the Carter myself, but I watched a couple of live demos of it at a woodworking show and like the way it works.

The advantage in the Carter is that the pivot pin (at the center of the circle) is on a sliding track that moves the workpiece into the cut. IMO, that makes the cut much easier to start.

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