Anyone have some nice shots of a circle cutting jig built for a 14" Delta-style
(the type that extends off the side of the bandsaw's table).
We are needing to cut circles with 2' to 4' diameters out of some as yet
unspecified sheet stock.
These are going to be used as markers to ground truth the field of view
geometry for an array of
beach monitoring cameras. Big setup, with 7 cameras and a continuous mosaic
view of about 4
km of beach for each of two monitored sites. Lot's of surveying.
James T. Kirby
Center for Applied Coastal Research
No, because I don't have a nice camera.
You have two problems - sawing a circle, and sawing a tangent to this
circle so as to start the cut.
If you're clever, you can make a sliding jig where the guide pin slides
up to a stop adjacent to the blade, so that you can do the tangent start
If you're lazy, like wot I am, then you'll just nail a piece of thin
ply/MDF to the bandsaw table with a pin sticking up from it. Then drill
the pinholes in your stock at the right distance from the edge for
starting. Make a new jig for each size.
Or just buy your markers from the "picnic plates" aisle at Quickie-Mart
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