Arc Routing Jig

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Project by mwill87428 posted 02-23-2013 03:15 AM 8532 views 75 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started making an Ebony lift for a box I am building today. I wanted to put finger depressions into the top and bottom surfaces of the lift. I built this simple jig to hold the piece of ebony and swing it across a ball end router bit. It worked great. This is the first time that I have worked with ebony and it is beautiful. It polishes easily and looks wonderful.

After looking at some of the other fixtures on the site I decided to clean mine up a little and make it look like something other than a bunch of scraps stuck together.

-- Max

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 03:30 AM

nice jig!

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 04:40 AM

Very nicely done and a novel approach (at least I don’t recall ever seeing anything like this). Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 04:56 AM

That’s pretty clever. I like the ebony knob’s shape a lot.

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 07:45 AM

Brilliant thinking!!!


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#5 posted 02-23-2013 09:10 AM

A great jig, very safe it is a great concept that could have
lots of other uses. It would allow me to let some folk do
small pieces on the router, normally a task reserved for me.

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 12:51 PM

very cool jig..thanks for sharing it

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 01:36 PM

Great idea! A lorger version would work on the table saw!

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 01:39 PM

Nice jig. It looks like it worked great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 04:10 PM

Very nice jig and idea. These would also make for very nice drawer pulls.

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 06:18 PM

Very cool. That slight curve is a very nice touch. I think things like that really separate the fine woodworking from the good. Way to go.

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#11 posted 02-23-2013 07:12 PM

you know what they say about >necessity – the ebony looks very sleek – do you have any more pics of this project ?

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#12 posted 02-23-2013 07:32 PM

This is my first attempt at box building and it will be completed in the next couple of days. I will post more when it is done.

-- Max

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#13 posted 02-23-2013 08:52 PM

hey great – i’ll keep a lookout for that & thxs

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#14 posted 02-23-2013 09:58 PM

Very clever bud!

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#15 posted 02-24-2013 12:37 AM

Nice idea! Something else I”m gonna steal!!!

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