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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-20-2016, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Red face What direction for routing a circle?

Well not exactly a circle, but rounding corners on square plywood so I will not be plunging. I know this is probably a silly question, but I always forget and need to write it down on my circle jig.

Update: I just watched a couple of YouTube videos and saw people cut both clockwise and counterclockwise.

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did you miss the PDF's Johnny???
here they are again...
FWIW...
circle jigs want CCW router movement..

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did you miss the PDF's Johnny???
here they are again...
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circle jigs want CCW router movement..

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Thanks Stick. I'll print those out and stick them on my router table.
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just a easy way to remember, go where finger points

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Thanks John, I always know which way to send it through my router table so I'm always trying to orient my router with the table, but sometimes I get it mixed up.
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just a easy way to remember, go where finger points
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Go where the finger points...excellent, memorable. And it conforms to instructions from wives as well.
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Go where the finger points...excellent, memorable. And it conforms to instructions from wives as well.
That is funny Tom.

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There are a lot of great suggestions already, so this may or may not help.
I don't think about clockwise or counterclockwise, I just remember to keep the edge to my left when handheld and push forward. Like driving a car, the center line to my left.
Opposite for table mounted.
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That is funny Tom.
But true
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