See it in Motion: Bandsaw Jig for Curved Parts
Use the See it in Motion QR codes in Fine Woodworking magazine to access a variety of short video clips that will help you better understand the jigs, tips, and techniques our authors use in every issue. Just download a QR Reader app on your smart phone and use it to scan the See it in Motion code icons found in the magazine.
Modified Circle-Cutting Jig for Curved Parts
In Fine Woodworking #227, furniture maker Michael Fortune explains how to construct a contemporary café chair. The jig he uses to cut the ribs for the seat and back is actually a modified version of a simple circle cutting jig for the bandsaw. The foundation of the jig is an adjustable center point in an adjustable arm that is clamped to the bandsaw’s table. Fortune then places a particle board base onto the center point. One side of the base is for cutting the inside curve of the ribs and the other side is for cutting the outside curve. You can see it in action in the video above, and learn how to build and use the jig in his article, A Revolution in Chairmaking.