Jig for Cutting circles on a bandsaw

I am looking for a photo / web site / written description of the making of a jig for use on a band saw for cutting circles.
The idea is that you use an auxiliary table with a "Pin" in it, set the pin at distance D/2 from the blade edge, mount the center point of the material you want to cut the circle from on the "pin at one radius or 1/2 Diameter of the circle you want, and slowly "spin" the material on the pin as a center point. The material goes into the blade, and you get your circle.
My geometry is fine, but I'm having trouble rigging up the mechanical mounting for the auxiliary table.
Pointers appreciated.
Thank you.
-- Jim McLaughlin
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I've already Googled. Found about 10 commercial products ranging from a little over ten bucks to almost fifty bucks. Couldn't find any reviews of any of the products.
This is to be used on a plain jane type Ryobi 901 bench top saw.
Again, thanks for any pointers.
-- Jim McLaughlin
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Greetings,
Almost, but not quite there. You build this jig as a sled with a runner to go in the miter gauge slot of the table and a block of wood on bottom on the operator edge to stop it at the same place everytime. The stopping point should occur where a straight line from the pin to the blade forms a right angle with the cut in the sled.
You mount your blank on the pin, slide the jig so it cuts a tangent to the circle when it hits the stop. Then you just spin the blank to get your circle.
The solution changes for very large circles. What size of radius do you want to cut?
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Go to http://store.yahoo.com/plansnow/shopjigs.html
This is the site for the shopnotes magazine. On that page is a bunch of jigs. The band saw circular cutting jig is about half way down. It works ok, but use aluminum instead of plastic to make the 'I' slide.
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There's a circle cutting jig plan (along with plans for other shop jigs) available from the New Yankee Workshop. See
http://www.newyankee.com/getproduct3.cgi?0101
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The big thing here is to make sure that the pin is rigid to the blade and is at 90deg. to the blade. Normally I put a piece of scrap plywood on top of the table and clamp it to the table - a few bolts in appropiate holes or a clamp to the bottom of the table with aligning pads is a nice way. Large radii tend to be a bit harder and require that you put legs on the far end of the plywood to support the pin end of the plywood. The pin can be anything from a real pin of some diameter to a nail or other pointed thing to locate the center point. With the nail method, you have to be a bit careful that the center doesn't move about as you do your cutting. The process of cutting curved surfaces is an established process in woodworking.
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