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RickA

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2647 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: introduction jigs

First of all I should probably introduce myself, my name is Rick Ault I am currently employed as a CNC Saw operator with a cabinet mfg Co. and have been doing this for 18 yrs. I also own a company that makes leather game straps for hunters and I am currently developing a new company called BaseSolutions. The new company will manufacture custom wood and corian bases for the taxidermy field and possibly some other products that I’m currently doing R&D on. I also work doing noxious tree removal and spraying for the DNR in my spare time, I love gardening duck hunting and spending time with my grand daughter when I can. She is currently living in Okinawa Japan with my son and daughter-in-law who is stationed there with the USAF. Its a little tough on PaPa to have them 8000+ miles away but I manage LOL. I have spent the better part of my adult life learning the woodworking trade but honestly cant remember ever seeing anything about my question so please forgive me.
Is there a jig you can make to: draw elipse’s other than a string and nails.
Is there a jig sold or made to route them out of a piece of particle board which would be used as a template with a router. Circles are easy and that isn’t a problem but I do a lot of work with elipse’s that vary in size from 6 X 9 on up and i need a good quick accurate way to make these.
I appreciate any help I could get
Thanks
RickA

-- www.theduckstrap.comThe DUCKSTRAP--Manufacturing Custom Corian® Bases and Plaques For Taxidermists and The Worlds Finest Leather Game Straps...Period!


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gizmodyne

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#1 posted 2647 days ago

Hi,

Not a lot of consensus but a good discussion of ellipse jigs here. http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Ellipse_jig.html

Rockler sells an ellipse jig
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So does CMT http://www.axminster.co.uk/product-CMT-3000-Ellipse-Router-Jig-554585.htm

Plus many others. Just go to google and search ellipse jig.

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WayneC

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#2 posted 2647 days ago

If you doing standard size ellipse, then you could use hardboard templates and a flush trim bit on a router table.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 2647 days ago

I use my imaging suite, design my ellipse to any scale, or shape I need, & print it out. I also embed my carving pattern right into the design, printing that at the same time.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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oscorner

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#4 posted 2647 days ago

There is a video at, http://www.woodmagazine.com/wood/story.jhtml that shows a way to draw them with the use of a square and a shopmade trammel. http://www.miterclamp.com/Woodworking_video_index.htm, another video. This one uses MDF for a jig. There is also one that shows how to cut one with your router. I know I’ve seen some in woodworking magazines, but can’t remember which ones, sorry.

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markrules

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#5 posted 2646 days ago

Niki can build you one!

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Karson

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#6 posted 2646 days ago

But you have to pay the shipping from Poland.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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RickA

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#7 posted 2645 days ago

Thanks so much guys i really appreciate the help. I was able to find one from Trend that will work perfectly. I knew someone would have the answer

-- www.theduckstrap.comThe DUCKSTRAP--Manufacturing Custom Corian® Bases and Plaques For Taxidermists and The Worlds Finest Leather Game Straps...Period!

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 2645 days ago

You can always freehand them with a chainsaw.

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Obi

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#9 posted 2645 days ago

rocklers elipse jig is here

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 2645 days ago

Dennis—I want to see your chainsaw results !! :)

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Mopardude

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#11 posted 2633 days ago

If your shop has a CNC saw I am willing to bet there is a CNC router there as well? Maybe get chumsy with this operator and have him whip some patterns out for you?

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RickA

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#12 posted 2633 days ago

Mopardude, Oh yeah we got all the “cool” tools to play with but if you want to do stuff like that you have to pay the employee discounted shop rate and that aint cheap TRUST ME.
Besides the operator is a jerk most of the time unless there is something in it for him. LOL

-- www.theduckstrap.comThe DUCKSTRAP--Manufacturing Custom Corian® Bases and Plaques For Taxidermists and The Worlds Finest Leather Game Straps...Period!

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