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Old 05-03-2009, 06:09 PM
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Ok guys I realize a some of you may have routers and like me don't have a jasper jig. I know they are only ~$40 but I have more time than money right now plus I really like to find solutions to problems so here we go.

$5 garage sale router


a coupla $.97 parts from Homey Depot


a scrap of tempered hardboard cut to the size of the router base


First attempt with a scrap of hardboard as the "adjustable pin holder" - NOT so good! Shallow cuts were ok, when it started getting deep the height of the 2nd piece of hardboard became apparent


Cuts from the failed attempt (this was a scrap to begin with as seen by the drill holes on the outside of the large ring)


2nd attempt with a scrap of strapping I had (much thinner than hardboard)


top view of 2nd attempt


Is this a replacement for a jasper jig? No
Will I get rich selling these on the internet? Highly doubt it
Was it a cool project and did it end up working? Yes
I will post pics of circles cut with the < $10 router circle cutter setup soon. I had a B-day party to go to and ran out of time but I started one and it was going well.

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Not bad.

I normally use a jasper jig but I had to cut a hole the other day that was too big for my jasper jig so I cam up with this.

It's for a 18-7/8" cutout. not adjustable but that's what the jasper jig is for.

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Same principle as mine. I just wanted mine to be adjustable until I have a little extra cash to get a jasper. The grommet I used on the screw locks down tight so it doesn't move. I will post pics of the cuts over the weekend. I left my camera @ a friends house last sunday and the cell phone doesn't pick up enough detail.
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Here is the finished product after light sanding. Worked really well.


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