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    Re: Circle cutting jigs?

    The band saw circle cutting jig I built is based on plans from issue 113 (Sept.-Oct. 2010) of Shop Notes Magazine and I wrote it up in my blog here.

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    I can cut circles up to about 41" using this jig.
    Just because I can - http://www.jrwagner.org/blog/

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    Re: Circle cutting jigs?

    Looks like a good, simple and workable solution! What's the dimension of the table?

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    Re: Circle cutting jigs?

    I have had the unit for a year or so. Had to modify attachment system to fit my Delta 14 in. saw. I was not overly impressed with the thing. For me I just draw the circle cut an 1/8 in. or so outside the line and bring it to the line on my disk sander. I've used the jig 2 times since buying.

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    Re: Circle cutting jigs?

    Quote Originally Posted by JackLeg View Post
    Looks like a good, simple and workable solution! What's the dimension of the table?

    The table is 19-3/4" square. The maximum size is dictated by the distance between the bandsaw blade and the back support. The pivot pin is mounted on that flat metal bar and so half the work piece diameter is always supported. In practice I usually cut the work piece about 1" wider than the diameter I am cutting to minimize the overhang.
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    Re: Circle cutting jigs?

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    Joe, Bruce Wrenn's router docking tip? - got a link?
    Real simple...Drill a hole to accept the largest template guide bushing. Drop the bushing into the hole and GO. here's a pic (if I can find it).


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    Re: Circle cutting jigs?

    Quote Originally Posted by nn4jw View Post
    The band saw circle cutting jig I built is based on plans from issue 113 (Sept.-Oct. 2010) of Shop Notes Magazine and I wrote it up in my blog here.

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    I can cut circles up to about 41" using this jig.

    I haven't made too many circles, but when I have I've used my router. Does a great job as long as you're not in a rush.

    I don't mean to highjack the thread, but I see you have a riser block on your bandsaw. I have the same saw but have been hesitant because of the need to modify a riser from another company and the cost of new blades. Would you recommend the riser? Does the saw have the power to handle thicker stock?

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    Re: Circle cutting jigs?

    Not sure if you are still interested, but I stumbled across a New Yankee Workshop where Norm built a circle cutting jig for his bandsaw. Looks pretty straight-forward and useful for a wide range of diameters. Starts around 15 minutes in.

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    Re: Circle cutting jigs?

    Sorry for the delayed reply.

    I haven't really used this saw for resawing yet, so I cannot say anything about it having adequate power for that. I have cut a few blanks for my lathe that were too big for the original throat capacity without any problems though.

    If you are interested in installing the Jet riser on your band saw, here's the step by step of what I did on mine. It wasn't really all that difficult and other than drilling a few holes in the riser block no heavy modifications were required.

    Quote Originally Posted by swalsh627 View Post
    I haven't made too many circles, but when I have I've used my router. Does a great job as long as you're not in a rush.

    I don't mean to highjack the thread, but I see you have a riser block on your bandsaw. I have the same saw but have been hesitant because of the need to modify a riser from another company and the cost of new blades. Would you recommend the riser? Does the saw have the power to handle thicker stock?
    Just because I can - http://www.jrwagner.org/blog/

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