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3D Printed for Lumberjocks #3: Corner Center Tool

02-01-2014 05:56 PM by WispWoods | 5 comments »

Many complex shop tasks can be simplified with basic geometry. One good example is laying out an Octagon on the end of a square board. The math required to calculate the distance from the corner to the next point on the Octagon is more than I care to pursue. Luckily, through the magic of geometry we can easily mark of this distance with a compass. The only tricky part is getting the point of your compass to register into the corner of the board (This is especially tricky with dimensional lumber, where the edges have round-overs). For perfect results, the point needs to bite into half wood and half air. My solution is what I’m calling the Corner Center. This little gizmo ...

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