finding the center for dowels and other round things is not that common
but i am making a center finder to do so
the frame is wood but am deciding on either metal or plexi for the
metal seems to be a better and lonfer lasting solution but maybe
there is a good reason to use plexi
no advantages of having a clear piece comes to mind
Actually, ec has trouble expressing himself coherently - he/she/zit could
mean practically anything.
Centerfinders for locating the center axis of turning stock (round or square)
are quite common in the 'lathe' section of tool catalogs, or as notbot
pointed out, a center finder head for a combo square is designed for
Yes, I know. I don't recall any using a cross piece though, other than the
rule of a combination square. It is true that OP could express himself more
clearly but what he said was sufficient to recall other things tnan the type
you mrntioned, assuming some familiarity with home made jigs and the ability
to think a bit non-conventionally.
I said that poorly. The one Pictured works for Squares, Not squares,
and rounds and not rounds. In other words, it finds the center for all
spindle turnings, regardless if square, round or in between. If you
look, the jig is a V that fit's rounds and squares:
Make the one pictured. It is not multipurpose, it is just a center
finder for lathe turnings. If you have an out of square "square, or out
of round, "round" and draw four lines approximately 90 degrees apart,
you will get a little square box directly in the center.
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