Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Circle

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Tokiwadai, Japan


    A test thread for Shaz....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Houston, Texas
    Okay folks, lets have a go at that circle with a router.

    #1 Get a #6 finish nail and cut the head off it.
    Attachment 16024

    #2 Take this headless nail and chuck it up in your drill.
    Attachment 16025

    #3 Measure, then mark the spot that will serve as the center point of your circle (the radius). I am measuring to 4 1/2" from that cutting edge of the router bit that will be cutting the circle rather than the other side of the bit that would be cutting the hole. In this case we are making a 9" circle.
    Attachment 16026

    #4 Drill the hole and insert a nail so as to be able to mark the drilled hole on the top side of the plate. I mention this for those who have more than a few holes drilled in the plate.
    Attachment 16027

    #5 Insert a nail in through the top side of the plate and put it's point into an indentation made in the center of a piece of 1/4" plywood.
    Attachment 16028
    The plywood needs be secured so as not to move. The strips which raise the plywood off the work surface need be secured too. Visual clarity can be seen in # 9.

    #6 Start the cut and rotate counterclockwise. Be sure the nail is driven securely into the piece you are cutting. Try being aware of the twisting of the cords, the depth of cut and other things that may cause a problem. Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
    Attachment 16029

    #7 Continuing the cut, just a little bit deeper.
    Attachment 16030

    #8 Plunge deeper still.
    Attachment 16031

    #9 Here is a look at the finished circle, cut and still secured. Notice the center nail hole would be set into the center 3/4" plywood strip as well as the 1/4" circle. Notice the screws are set away from where the router bit path is. Here we have a 9" circle and a 10" hole.
    Attachment 16032

    #10 This is a photo of the 9"x1/4" circle fitting into a previously cut 9" hole.Attachment 16033

    So far so good?
    Last edited by Robert Schaubhut; 01-03-2008 at 04:03 AM.
    I am a registered voter and you can be too. We ( registered voters ) select the moderators for this forum by voting every six months for the people we want to watch over this family forum.
    Please join me. Register now.
    Here is how

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    By Jove, I think he's got it!
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Tokiwadai, Japan

    Looks good, Shaz

Similar Threads

  1. The Circle of Life
    By Kerry Burton in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 07-06-2013, 03:42 PM
  2. Circle Jig
    By Greg Brimer in forum Jigs and Fixtures
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-24-2012, 01:42 AM
  3. Full Circle
    By Stuart Ablett in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-01-2009, 08:24 PM
  4. A Different Twist on a Circle Jig
    By Sean Wright in forum Jigs and Fixtures
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-26-2007, 08:55 PM
  5. Circle Jig for a Router
    By Sean Wright in forum Jigs and Fixtures
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-03-2007, 11:10 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts