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Forum topic by George_SA posted 09-14-2012 09:18 AM 3573 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-14-2012 09:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: corner radius jig laying out a diameter

I get a weekly mail with some Woodsmith tips.

I think this weeks tip is worth sharing. It shows a nice simple jig to mark a corner radius or laying out a diameter.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#1 posted 09-14-2012 03:45 PM


I keep 91 cents worth of corner radius tools in a cup on my bench at all times.
...a penny, nickle, dime, quarter and a half dollar, and they seem to answer the need most of the time. ;-)

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 09-14-2012 04:03 PM

There are plastic circle templates available used by draftsmen.

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#3 posted 09-14-2012 04:12 PM

Hey Len,
It only costs 10 cents to set the chisel on my mortiser, so $.91 is kinda steep.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 09-14-2012 04:15 PM

Where did you find a half dollar coin? I haven’t seen one in a while.

-- Eric - Baltimore MD

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#5 posted 09-14-2012 04:23 PM

Grandpa Len
My only problem is that I don’t have any US $ coins in South Africa ;-)

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#6 posted 09-14-2012 09:37 PM

What I like about Woodsmith Tips are that many of the tips are the “slap your forehead” type that make your day go so much better.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 09-14-2012 11:15 PM

I Almost posted the same tip today : )

If you’ve never seen these before , they’re worth their weight in gold : )
I have the 4pc. set , and use them all of the time.

Inside corners , Outside corners , 45 degree corners , Large radius corners…They’re awesome !
I’ve had mine for at least 15 years now. I use them on all of my cutting boards as well.
They also helped me to decide which size radius I wanted to make on the corners of my business card holder base.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 09-14-2012 11:46 PM

I get tips from them and Wood magazine. Tons of info for a rookie like me.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#9 posted 09-15-2012 02:36 AM

I love WOOD Magazine, and I have nearly all of them. I acquired them as gifts from two very generous souls, and I use them all of the time! I’ll go online to search for something, get the issue reference, and pull it off the shelf and enjoy!

Wood Magazine: Issues # 1—201(only missing #1) collection from Dec.1984—Dec 2010

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#10 posted 09-16-2012 03:39 PM

A draftsman compass works for larger circle radius.

-- Carl in SC

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#11 posted 09-16-2012 03:57 PM

These look like a handy thing to have around but when I need to have a radius I just grab a washer or coin of the correct size and use it to draw the radius. I do agree about Woodsmith,Wood tips are usually very good ideas.


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