Circle Jig

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Project by Firewood20 posted 02-14-2014 08:59 PM 4921 views 11 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here I was… just looking online how to make a perfect circle. After seeing many creative ideas online, I thought I would mimic a design that Rockler and another has. Although my Jig isn’t set up for every size diameter circle… I did save the 40-60 dollars I would have spent on one. It was a quick little project and used an Alder drawer front that I had lying around. I have an older router and new up-cut spiral bit made by Frued in which I customized the jig to. I was commissioned to make some circles base plates for some display fire hydrants for my Chief. I used thick 1.5” pine table extension leafs in which I performed a glue up. The jig works very well; I chamfer the sides and finished it with some paste finishing wax. I used an older drill bit as the pin to rotate around.

-- Dustin, Central Coast California

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#1 posted 02-14-2014 09:53 PM

Very Nice Indeed Dustin! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 02-14-2014 10:05 PM

Awesome little jig!
I was in the same situation just a couple days ago.
Your solution is much nicer than my elementary jig.

I used a flat board, jerry rigged a router on the underside,
drilled a bunch of 5/32” holes on the top side and used wooden skewers cut to 1.5”
as pins for the project board to rotate on.

I did find that cutting the board close to round makes the clean up on the router jig much easier.
I used a similar set up on the band saw to get it close.

Needless to say; I’ll be building a jig like yours very soon.

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#3 posted 02-14-2014 10:32 PM

looks like a very handy jig, I need to make one of these, great work, simple and effective

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 10-10-2014 05:24 PM

Isn’t this referred to as a trammel? Nice job.

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