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Default My aluminum circle guide

THIS isn't gonna be breaking any time soon! It does scratch wood (yes, I did sand it) but I can live with it. I'll just throw some tape down if it's finish work. I want to make a new one of these using like 15"x6" aluminum instead of 12"x8"



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Default Re: My aluminum circle guide

I was contemplating doing the exact same thing, after leaving my router on the garage floor and tripping on my new 2-piece circle jig

Nice job, BTW!

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Default Re: My aluminum circle guide

Looks good

I'm making one similar to that from 1/4" plexi but I've considered cutting one from aluminum at work.

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Would you be willing to part with your old plastic circle guide?
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Nice work. I should make one of those for my Dremel tool. Would be easier than trying to stay in the lines by hand.
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Default Re: My aluminum circle guide

Ya know, with a few clamps and a drill press, 6 of these could be made at a time..

You know that you could patent this idea right? All you need to do is improve on a product and you can re-patent it... jus sayin...

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Ya know, with a few clamps and a drill press, 6 of these could be made at a time..

You know that you could patent this idea right? All you need to do is improve on a product and you can re-patent it... jus sayin...
Alter the hole patterns and make it metric and use lexan istead of cheap-ass acrylic It has to be different to avoid patent infringment

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Default Re: My aluminum circle guide

How different does it have to be? And I'm not unwilling to part with the original, but I haven't figured out a good way to label the aluminum, so I currently reference the original sometimes. Possibly printing labels onto a transparency and using some sort of glue to attach it? I'm not willing to send it out to a print shop.

I have no idea about a patent but I would ideally like to be able to sell these in small volumes. Not sure if it would be legal as-is or, if not, what I'd need to do...

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I'd stamp the numbers on there with number punches and engraved the lines, into the surface. Black lacquer /the markings and polish the surface with fine grit to enhance the contrast.

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How different? I could not tell ya, but if you are serious, I'd consult with a patent lawyer, IIWY.

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Default Re: My aluminum circle guide

I still like my Porter cable circle guide. Its infinitely adjustable & mounts in the side of router base not the bottom. I can post a pic if anyone has not seen one.

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Make an aluminum one with only the common used speaker hole sizes (maybe 3 variations for each size, each 1/16th difference) mark for 5.25, 6.5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18 patent as a speaker hole specific router jig, sell at a competitive price to a Jasper Jig (which I feel is OVER priced) and i would buy one!!!
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I still like my Porter cable circle guide. Its infinitely adjustable & mounts in the side of router base not the bottom. I can post a pic if anyone has not seen one.
Would like to see!
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Alter the hole patterns and make it metric and use lexan istead of cheap-ass acrylic It has to be different to avoid patent infringment
Negative, just improved over the original, we used to do it all the time at work..

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Make an aluminum one with only the common used speaker hole sizes (maybe 3 variations for each size, each 1/16th difference) mark for 5.25, 6.5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18 patent as a speaker hole specific router jig, sell at a competitive price to a Jasper Jig (which I feel is OVER priced) and i would buy one!!!
While I feel that a company that deals with manufacturing should be able to offer this cheaply, I'm just "some guy" with a drill press that would be buying aluminum in small volumes. I would not be able to offer anything cheaper than Jasper, but it wouldn't be that much more. I'm not 100% certain, but if I had to guess, I'd probably charge somewhere in the range of $60 to $75 each. If I had volume discounts or higher end equipment then that'd be a different story...

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Talk to someone with a cnc machine. That could cut and engrave/label them at the same time.
That's a simple job for a machine like that.

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Talk to someone with a cnc machine. That could cut and engrave/label them at the same time.
That's a simple job for a machine like that.
It wouldn't be any cheaper for me to sell them if I did that, because it'd cost me a lot to have made unless I wanted a lot of them. If I had a CNC machine that was already paid off then sure, it'd help, but otherwise...

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Hmmmm...... I have a "watch" on a different forum where a guy is doing this on a CNC.....

Don't recall which one, but I get weekly updates. Will try to find and post here. IRC, between $70-100 out of aluminum, and goes bigger than the Jasper.
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Talk to someone with a cnc machine. That could cut and engrave/label them at the same time.
That's a simple job for a machine like that.
I run a cnc laser at work and yeah, I could do something like that quick and easy but the problem is I haven't got the time to do the drawing, programming and prototyping which is the expensive and time consuming part.

Cost wouldn't be too bad, probably under $50 (potentially way under $50 if I don't do it on company time and devoted a weekend to it) but it's on the back burner.
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That's my point exactly...find a cnc guy to do them on the side for 50 bucks per....sell em for 80 and pocket 30 bucks per piece without ever getting your hands dirty.

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I'd buy an aluminum one just because the Jasper always feels like it's going to snap in half if I drop it.
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good idea, I can get tons of free pieces of lexan from work. We replace faces in signs and just junk the old faces. Just took out two 4'x10' faces that would be a lot of jigs.
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Nice work. I should make one of those for my Dremel tool. Would be easier than trying to stay in the lines by hand.
I'd love to see what you could come up with. I have the Dremel router attachment. It works... OK. It's a little wobbly, so you have to make sure everything is tightened down as much as possible. The rods that were included were too short to do a 12" circle, so I bought some 1/4" threaded rods and nuts as a substitute. They worked pretty well!

I also discovered that I was running the router bits far too slowly... I cranked it up to 30k RPM and the cutting went much, much faster
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