I already have a circle cutting template for cutting circles with a router, however, I needed a template that I don't have to drill a pivoting point, leaving a small hole to be patched up.
I found many ideas on youtube and came up with is one I made. using double sided tape for the pivoting point.
I will be using it to make a circle based planter stand in the near future.
Adjustable sliding pivot point.
Install double sided tape to base of 65mm x 19mm diameter timber circle.
I made a center marking tool from a 5/16 inch screw, ground down to a point to locate the pivot point of the circle
A small shaft used to locate a second 65mm and 19mm circle timber pivot.
Installed a measuring tape (double sided tape) to cut the required circle radius.
Your project is a very clever idea and many people would find that very helpful..
We wish you every success with your entry..
Can you provide a detailed description of the gig?
I tried something a few weeks ago - but failed.
Any chance the double-sided tape can fail when you're routing?
I haven’t tried it yet @Noyade
I will test it this weekend.
I’ll send details as soon as I can
So glad to see you posting projects again. This little handy trick will have to go in my bookmarks as I will eventually be cutting a circle for my projects. Thanks for sharing this very useful technique for cutting circles.
Thank you @EricL @much appreciated, I will be trying it out this weekend 🤞
The 'tool' on the left cuts a better circle. 😕
As promised, I have just completed a test cut of a circle with my new template, I must say I am very pleased with the result.
Plan A, I used double sided carpet layers tape, I pre lined the area with painters blue tape, I did this just incase the double sided tape didn't work.
Plan B, I would have then tried super glue onto the taped area.
Plan C, Would be to use hot melt glue/gun.
Plan A worked successfully for me.
I have attached photo's of the sample circle cut out, made from 12mm Mdf timber.
Sketch of circle template
INstalled painters tape and double side tape to mdf circle and pivoting area
Locate centre of circle with an 8mm rod sharpened at one end
Attach pivot to base of mdf circle
Place locating pin to align top section of pivot
Attach plunge router to template
Attach top section of pivot point
Start cutting circle
Good afternoon! @JoeAzza
Thank you Joe for doing this - I will digest the design.
The weather here is not permitting an outside build - yet.
The double sided tapes - brands?
Thankyou for the reply
The tape I used is 50mm wide, Tesa