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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 07-26-2012 10:13 PM 5561 views 2 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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b2rtch

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07-26-2012 10:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router

My two step sons work for a company which install encrypted audio-video systems nationwide, They install these systems in government offices , in courts, churches , LDS temples and stakes, schools and so on.
This company needs a lot of wooden boxes, speaker enclosures and so on to install their products.
This company used to to have another company in Wyoming to make all these boxes for them. It took several weeks to have the boxes ordered, made and then shipped to SLC Utah.
About two years ago, one of my step son, who was then the project manager, needed some boxes made over-night. I asked me if I could make them.
I made the boxes.
Since then I make all the boxes, speaker enclosures, pulpits and other stuff for this company.
The money is really good, I average between $40.00 to 60.00/hour, which for a side job is not too bad.

Last week then needed some plate made to install new speakers in existing speaker enclosures.
The plates had to be 16”x16” with a 10” hole in the center.
At first I had no idea how to cleanly cut 10” holes.
I found on YouTube a video which really helped me a lot.
I needed a circle cutter jig to use with me router to cut the holes.
Instead of buying one, I made one.
It works perfect.

Thank you for watching

-- Bert


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cutworm

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#1 posted 07-27-2012 01:50 AM

Looks great. I made one last week for my bandsaw. Very simple but works great as well. Nice job!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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upinflames

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#2 posted 07-27-2012 02:25 AM

nice looking jig. What did you use to adhere the HDMSKA (slick plastic) to the upper base?

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b2rtch

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#3 posted 07-27-2012 09:40 AM

“What did you use to adhere the HDMSKA (slick plastic) to the upper base?”

cyanoacrylate glue (krazy glue)as recommended by Loctite

-- Bert

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DrTebi

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#4 posted 09-22-2016 07:49 AM

I found your circle jig when searching for examples online, thought it was quite clever, and build one very much like yours. Instead of using two “base” pieces, I only used one though, and routed a slot into it for an aluminum piece. My opening for the router is also wider, I am hoping to catch more of the dust this way. I am thinking of beveling it as well.

One thing I always wondered about: Why are most of these (including yours) tapered towards one end? Is there a practical reason for this?

Thanks for the inspiration!

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#5 posted 09-22-2016 01:44 PM

Bert,
Nice jig, and thanks for sharing the story behind it. Sounds like your step-stons have a pretty neat job!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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