Cutting Circles on The Router table the easy way without a complicated jig,
I after marking out a 12 inch diameter circle with apiece of wood and two panel pins I cut it out roughly on my bandsaw then clamped a piece of scrap wood and nailed the circle through the centre into the baseboard and routed a perfect 12 inch disc.
Step 1: Spinning the Disc on the Router Table
After I nailed the disc blank through the middle mark I switched the router on and pushed the disc into the the cutter bit until the cutter was cutting to the line then i spun the disc in a clockwise direction.
Step 2: 6 Inch Lathe Faceplate
I needed a 6 inch faceplate for the lathe so i repeated the process whilst i had the setup
Step 3: Using the First Disc As a Pattern
I used the scrap piece that i originally nailed the discs to make a final disc, (waste not want not) as the saying goes. by using double sided tape to make a exact copy of the first disc.
check out my youtube video for a more comprehensive view of the process.