Updated Circle Jigs…


With the big clean up and purchase of new equipment, I decided that the old ratty jigs had to go… and I have now built both a new cutting jig and a new sanding jig…

Started with some Melamine… and then cut a dado in some Camphor for the sides… this will also help support the material…

The lower part of the sides wraps around the table on the Bandsaw… and on the Disc Sander… using t-nuts and star knobs I attached cleats under the table to hold it in place…

The material to be cut and sanded it placed on a bolt inserted into a sliding dovetail… another t-nut and star knob are use to hold the sliding centre in place [from underneath].

Turning the star knob pushes the centre up against the two side capturing pieces…

The material is then turned on the bolt… very quick, very simple…

This jig can accommodate circles up to 800 mm… or 32 inches… in diameter..

The sanding jig uses the same principle…

I noticed on the original sanding jig that the circle was sanded on one part of the sandpaper only… so I made the centre slider wider to enable me to insert to bolt at alternative positions to use all the paper…

Next on the list, a Patron Jig and a Curve Cutting Jig..

Any questions or comments… feel free…

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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2 Responses to Updated Circle Jigs…

  1. yaakov says:

    Nice work Larry. Not only do they look great, that is a really good idea.

    yaakov….

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