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Circle cutting jig

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Project by brad posted 10-22-2007 06:00 PM 3116 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired by the post yesterday talking about making our own jigs and fixtures. It brought to mind one of my first attempts. Just thought I would share it with anyone who is interested.

-- Brad,--"The way to eat an eliphant is one bite at a time"





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mot

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#1 posted 10-22-2007 06:01 PM

What’s the minimum diameter you can cut with this? It looks like it would work great.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 10-22-2007 07:02 PM

Very nice. I threw my trammel together pretty quickly – it doesn’t look nearly as nice as this!

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#3 posted 10-22-2007 07:17 PM

Tom,
I made my mother in law a quilt rack (I’ll post pictures of it in my projects someday) It required a 12” diameter circle in each leg, and this was almost all i could do to make it work, so i guess the short answer is a 6” radius.

-- Brad,--"The way to eat an eliphant is one bite at a time"

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#4 posted 10-22-2007 08:50 PM

Very well done. I bet you saved yourself plenty of money by making this one. Question though does it bind up at all when you run it at its full extension. Is there any vertical movement in it. Good Job

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#5 posted 10-22-2007 09:47 PM

I must honestly say I’ve never used it at full extension . i made it this long in case i need it someday. as far as deflection goes, I figure it it does I’ll just use some double stick tape to put a piece of material midpoint.

-- Brad,--"The way to eat an eliphant is one bite at a time"

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#6 posted 10-23-2007 04:10 PM

Great looking jig. Thanks for sharing your design with us!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 10-28-2007 07:50 AM

I have been wanting to make one of thouse for my shop I like the design.

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#8 posted 03-07-2008 10:20 PM

thats cool. the ones that i make aren’t nearly that good because i just make them quickly on the rare equations when i need a circle. i think i would try to make a nice one like that. great job.

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