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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2011, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I have just bought a house at Lake Chapala, Mexico and having a great time making furinture for the house. My next project is to make a oak and wallnut oval coffee table 6ft by 4ft and would like to know how to make a router jig to cut ovals. I intend to construct the table out of 1 inch boards glued together. with inlays of other ovals within the table.

Do you have jig info that I can copy that will work for this project?

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Rockler has a jig for that.

Rockler Ellipse/Circle Router Jig - Rockler Woodworking Tools

I can't tell by the picture how it works, but I know there will be someone here that does and you can probably make your own.

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Trend make one also.
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You could make your own, others have done so with success.
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G'day Rick.

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The Rockler ellipse jigs only go to 52" in major axis, but you could use that jig to make a template which you could increase in size using a template guide and on of BJ's famous doughnuts.

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Hi Rick

Here's just one place you find all the info you will need to make your own, Bob and Rick of the RWS will show you how to make your own and and how to use it..

See the 3 videos on Ovals
The Woodworking Channel Video Library

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Hi, I have just bought a house at Lake Chapala, Mexico and having a great time making furinture for the house. My next project is to make a oak and wallnut oval coffee table 6ft by 4ft and would like to know how to make a router jig to cut ovals. I intend to construct the table out of 1 inch boards glued together. with inlays of other ovals within the table.

Do you have jig info that I can copy that will work for this project?

Regards - Rick Jenkins - way down in Mexico



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hi Rick
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tres interesant !
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Rick and Peter,
Here's another jig you can make at very low cost:
Router Jig for Ovals and Circles | Making Ovals & Circles Routers
The larger the plywood square, the larger the ellipse. I'd start around 20" square for the size you want. Make the arm about 36" long.I didn't compute the actual sizes you'll need for a 6'long by 4' wide table top. I use this jig to make 1/2" MDF patterns and then pattern-route the table tops. You will need a pretty large work table for this operation, say a 4'x8' sheet of plywood or MDF and routing MDF makes a heck of a dusty mess. Make your pattern outdoors if possible, unless, of course, you have a Festool router and dust capture system.
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