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Forum topic by Peteyb posted 11-01-2012 08:33 PM 1586 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2012 08:33 PM

I am trying to figure out how to cut a circle on the inside of 12”x12” of hardboard. I was wanting to do this on my router table but afraid that when the circle is cut one of the pieces will go flying out of control. Any help?


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#1 posted 11-01-2012 08:52 PM

Try watching THIS
Hope this will help you . :)

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#2 posted 11-01-2012 10:23 PM

That was really useful, thanks. I have to try that on my table.

Oscar

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#3 posted 11-02-2012 01:28 PM

You’re welcome.
Peteyb – try doing that too :)

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#4 posted 11-02-2012 03:11 PM

Surfside just got on this morning to look at this. I think that this should work for what I am looking to do I just need to figure out out to make that ruler he has in his miter slot. Thanks for the help I have been looking at a lot of circle jigs but never found this one.

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#5 posted 11-03-2012 01:28 PM

That works…thats how i made some 32” circles…with out the marking…. i just put a stop in the track from the other end ..held with a clamp so i could adjust ..then just put your work on the pin an slide it into the bit ..just keep adjusting your stop until its right..then every circle will b the same..

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#6 posted 11-04-2012 09:31 AM

Peteyb, couple of ways to keep control of the outside piece:
-leave a few spots uncut and finish them by hand
-cut all but 1/32nd through and then finish by hand
-use double sided tape to fasten both inside and outside to a sacrificial board that you cut into but not through

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