Woodworking Circle Jig | Woodworking Ideas

How to Cut Circles and Curves With a Router how-tos DIY

A recessed groove in the jig lets you slide the center pivot pin (your center point) up or down the length of the jig to find the correct, exact diameter of your circle. Use the 4-star knob to tighten the T-bolt with the center pivot pin installed and you're ready to go!

This jig's base is made from phenolic plywood. Its durable, slick surface is perfect for supporting the workpiece as you rotate it through the cut. An adjustable pivot pin on a heavy-duty aluminum bar allows you to cut circles up to 38" in diameter. Finally, a unique stop system lets you align the pivot pin with the front edge of the blade.

The Rockler Ellipse/Circle Router Jig lets you cut circles and ellipse shapes over a wide range of dimensions and proportions. With your router and this handy, easy-to-use jig, you'll be able to make picture frames, mirrors, signs, tabletops and more in just a matter of minutes.

I read a lot of complaints from different reviews of the Rockler Circle Cutting Jig. "The holes didn't fit my router." Seriously, get a life. The holes didn't line up with any of the three routers I own. But, guess what? I took the plate off one of the routers, marked the holes on the jig and drilled three holes so I could mount the jig to my

The workpiece turns on the jig's pivot point and cuts circles and arcs with a wide range of radii. I thread the jig with a 1/4-20 tap, so it will accommodate any size pivot point I care to grind from a bolt.

Use any 3/4-in. plywood to make the jig, and attach a runner to the underside that fits in the band saw's miter gauge slot. That will hold everything steady while you turn the actual circle stock through the blade.