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Banzai88

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After a blade holder on my drill press based fly cutter came off, flew across the garage, and hit me in the nuts, I threw it in the trash and haven't made a rocket circle part in years.

Today, that changed. I made this out of scrap wood. Took about an hour start to finish. WORKS GREAT. Wish that I had made one years ago.
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I've got one like it I use with table saw blade to cut foamcore and thin plywood bulkheads. make small turns and cut, repeat to make some nice bulkheads.
 

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After a blade holder on my drill press based fly cutter came off, flew across the garage, and hit me in the nuts, I threw it in the trash and haven't made a rocket circle part in years.

Today, that changed. I made this out of scrap wood. Took about an hour start to finish. WORKS GREAT. Wish that I had made one years ago.
I like it! Question: is there a screw or something that holds the slider in place? Or is the friction between slider and base sufficient to keep it from moving during use?

Best -- Terry
 

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I like it! Question: is there a screw or something that holds the slider in place? Or is the friction between slider and base sufficient to keep it from moving during use?

Best -- Terry
I just press slightly on the slider and it stays in place. Worked well enough so far to make 6 circles from 1/2 inch ply to support a 4 inch tube for the fiberglassing rotisserie that I'm cobbling together.

I do have an idea to modify it so that as it wears in and loosens up I can turn a thumb screw and tighten it down.
 
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Nice, simple and effective design.

I bet you nuts wish you'd thought of it several years ago.
I did think of it years ago....only just now got off my butt and made it. :)
 

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After a blade holder on my drill press based fly cutter came off, flew across the garage, and hit me in the nuts, I threw it in the trash and haven't made a rocket circle part in years.

Today, that changed. I made this out of scrap wood. Took about an hour start to finish. WORKS GREAT. Wish that I had made one years ago.
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Very cool. I did the same thing for my band saw not long ago.
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After a blade holder on my drill press based fly cutter came off, flew across the garage, and hit me in the nuts, I threw it in the trash and haven't made a rocket circle part in years.

Today, that changed. I made this out of scrap wood. Took about an hour start to finish. WORKS GREAT. Wish that I had made one years ago.
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Being an non-speaker of CAD/3D-CNC, this is the way I need to go and make me a jig like this!
 
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