Copy cat rides in circles, again!

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Project by BTKS posted 03-06-2011 11:18 PM 2522 views 11 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m posting this jig because postings can and do inspire others to get away from the computer and out into the shop.
I saw this jig posted by Elizabeth earlier today and decided I needed one too. Grabbed some scrap out of the pile, a few screws, a threaded insert, threaded knob, carriage bolt and a piece of miter track I had previously sized. The only change I made was to add a miter track to help lock it in and a single point slide stop.
Works like a charm. I do think a 1/4 in blade will improve performance for smaller circles but the 1/2 in in the saw worked okay for 4in and bigger.
I sized the table to lock into the end of the table and the rear fence track. I can move the fence over to lock the entire sled onto the table without clamps. I’ll still use a clamp just to be sure nothing jumps out of place.
I was correct in my original assessment. This does work better than my old jig.
Thanks again Elizabeth!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#1 posted 03-06-2011 11:42 PM

Wow, nice – and fast – work!

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#2 posted 03-07-2011 12:47 AM

Thank you!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#3 posted 03-07-2011 01:01 AM

Looks really neat.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 03-07-2011 01:15 AM

So nice, and fast!
It is more or less also the way I was planning to do mine so I was beaten doubble today I guess… lol.
I will jump to Elisabeths post right away.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#5 posted 03-07-2011 08:01 AM

nice fast work

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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