where to find a "centerfinder"

I am looking for a "centerfinder" as seen on NYW. All it is, is a square piece of plastic with a slit in the middle and you hook it over the end of youir square stock to mark the center to align for turning. Does anyone know the correct name of this or where I can get it? I did a search on ebay and all i found was centerfinders for metal work. Thanks!     REMOVE "NOSPAM" FROM EMAIL ADDY WHEN RESPONDING
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Mxlpixl wrote:

I'm not sure what the difference 'tween metal work and wood work onna 'count of finding the center is finding the center, no matter the material. I typically buy mine (Starretts) at garage sales. Speaking of eBay, here's the center finder head for a Starrett. It's the part on the left. All you need is a blade and you're in bidness.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item#43711637
Here's one with a 24" blade.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item241587481
Here's a full set up but I wouldn't expect it to sell for this price.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item241321333
Lest everyone thinks I'm a Starrett snob, this set up from Union should make your nipples hard. I'd bid on this if I was someone in need of a full set.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item%56376625
Also, look for Lufkin, the Japanese one that starts Mit... or anything else that looks semi-qualityish.
Or, you can also make one from two pieces of wood. You really don't even have to be too precise. When you mark out your stock, mark all four corners. If your gage isn't dead nuts you'll end up with a small box (1/32" - 1/16") at about the center of your stock made up of intersecting lines. It's damn easy to find the center of this small box. No really, it's damn easy.
UA100, who made his first from two pieces of baltic birch plywood and would still be using it today had he not lost it...
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Hey, don't tell him how to make one, we went through that just a little bit ago and I had to read about various patents, patent infringements, and (hopefully idle) threats about certain people never buying anything from a certain Canadian store again.
Dave Hall
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David Hall wrote:

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UA100
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On Mon, 08 Sep 2003 08:28:06 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com pixelated:

They're more often used for finding round stock centers.
Get yours for $4 ($2 when on sale) at www.harborfreight.com
They're a lovely fluorescent pink color, too!
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