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Project by handmadewithashley posted 11-17-2018 04:07 AM 2252 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built a circle cutting jig for bandsaw. This has been on my “to build” list for quite some time and I’m super happy that I finally got around to making one. My jig is largely inspired by a circle jig George Vondriska made. I loved his adjustable sliding dovetail feature and wanted to incorporate that feature into my jig.

It’s a quick weekend project. No more messy router circles!

I made a little build video for the project and I also created a written version of the tutorial. You can read it here. Thanks for checking out my project!


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-- Ashley, Alabama, Instagram - @handmadewithashley, https://www.youtube.com/handmadewithashley, http://www.ashleygrenon.com





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 11-17-2018 12:10 PM

Awesome build video, and added written back up text, winner winner here.

Circles on a bandsaw may not be “perfectly” round, but they are about as close as us mortals can get them. I like George V, he makes anything look doable to a lot of skill levels, an admirable trait. That making of the sliding DT is about as slick as it can be done, and your use of playing cards was spot on for the correct thickness. No complicated router table set up, just a TS tilt, and a few cuts making it as wide as you want it. Applicable to so many circumstances.

Great post, thanks for putting it up, and congrats.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 11-17-2018 01:31 PM

definitely on the to-do list. Good tutorial and looks like a piece of cake. Thanks for posting this – I need one of these!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#3 posted 11-17-2018 01:57 PM

Great job. I need to make me one of these !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 11-17-2018 03:17 PM

Added to my favorites. Wife wants a bunch of different size circles cut. By the way very cool tutorial…

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#5 posted 11-17-2018 04:11 PM

Stellar job on building the circle cutting jig…..Very good video, and lots of good information, too….Thanks for posting…..If I didn’t already have one I built I would build this one….

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#6 posted 11-17-2018 05:44 PM

These work great, nice build Ashley, These design goes back to the 50s or sooner .

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#7 posted 11-17-2018 10:48 PM

Nice. Very similar to one I did up a few weeks back. For mine, I mounted a t-track upside down so I can lock it in from underneath. I probably have a lot larger pivot pin though as mine’s for bowl blanks.

Rich

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#8 posted 11-18-2018 01:46 AM

Thank you for sharing this with us.
What a great jig.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 11-18-2018 01:06 PM

I made myself one too…incredibly useful!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 11-18-2018 02:22 PM

I need one of these really bad …. also one for the sander …. going into my favs …. Thanks so very much for posting this ….. *GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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KevBotWorkshop

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#11 posted 11-19-2018 01:55 AM

Ive been following this on Instagram. And perfect timing too I need to make some circles.

-- Kevin Johnson, Chicago IL, Instagram - @KevBotWorkshop

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htl

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#12 posted 04-03-2019 04:28 AM

Hod did I miss this great video and how to?
And like Tony said I need to make one of these.

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