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Forum topic by StevenWoodward posted 03-06-2021 10:04 PM 789 views 1 time favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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StevenWoodward

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03-06-2021 10:04 PM

Had some difficulty making the juice groove on a round cutting board, until I came up with fixture shown in photo, which uses a router, and two ball bearings to guide the cutting board.

Arrow on fixture shows direction to rotate the cutting board so that spinning router bit does not push it away from the ball bearings.

Fixture in use


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#1 posted 03-06-2021 10:32 PM

Nice jig. You can also use a router base plate like this-

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#2 posted 03-07-2021 01:58 AM

Its all ball bearings these days!

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#3 posted 03-07-2021 02:50 AM

Nice jig. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 03-07-2021 06:47 PM

It worked nicely. Especially with the lathe plate as a handle. It might be a little harder to control with out it.

I guess the obvious question is that you had the board mounted on a lathe plate. Why not cut the groove on the lathe?

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#5 posted 03-07-2021 07:02 PM

I guess the obvious question is that you had the board mounted on a lathe plate. Why not cut the groove on the lathe?
- LesB

I was thinking the same thing!

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#6 posted 03-07-2021 07:25 PM



It worked nicely. Especially with the lathe plate as a handle. It might be a little harder to control with out it.

I guess the obvious question is that you had the board mounted on a lathe plate. Why not cut the groove on the lathe?

- LesB

I tried to cut juice groove on the lathe but made a mess – just could’t get the hang of it. Searched for video on how to do it but could not find any. I do Ok with spindle turning but face turning seems to be a whole other skill that I never learned.

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#7 posted 03-07-2021 07:30 PM



It worked nicely. Especially with the lathe plate as a handle. It might be a little harder to control with out it.
- LesB

The lathe plate was certainly helpful but not necessary. I did the first one without plate. If I was making another fixture I would try with the ball bearings farther apart as this may reduce the opportunity for the wood to pull away from the bearings. Wood pulling away from bearings is the only risk of failure to cut a clean groove.

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#8 posted 03-08-2021 07:00 PM

Great video..

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#9 posted 03-08-2021 07:52 PM



Its all ball bearings these days!

- SMP


Ha! Funny movie.

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#10 posted 03-08-2021 11:09 PM

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