Make an End Center Marking Jig

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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 10-31-2012 02:49 PM 6747 reads 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An end center marking jig is a simple and very useful jig to have in the shop. It is used to locate and mark the center at one or both ends of your square or round stock. great for locating and marking the center of dowels, etc. This shop jig uses very little scrap wood and takes no time to build. In the video

I go into a very brief explanation of 30-60-90 and 45-45-90 triangles as they are used in the shop along with how the 30-60-90 triangle is used in the jig as the marking guide.

Here is how to build this quick and simple jig.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 03:39 PM

Great video. Great jig. Thanks!!
Anyone with a jukebox at the workbench is ok by me!

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 03:42 PM

LOL Thanks Hairy, got that little jukebox as a gift part of a matching set which included the jukebox and a matching hot dog making both have that 50’s diner style to them.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 05:14 PM

Looks like a COOL jig! It’s almost like a spline jig! Only with no runners and a triangle at the end. A good jig is nice to have around the shop! Nice job!

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#4 posted 11-01-2012 12:15 AM

Thanks AJ, another good use for the jig is for locating and marking the ends of turning blanks before chucking them up on a lathe.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#5 posted 11-01-2012 02:28 PM

Kool jig Laney. Handy, dandy addition for quick centering

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 11-03-2012 07:04 PM

like the jig and I remembered my old days at school on the triangle classes.


-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#7 posted 11-22-2012 08:53 PM

Glad you like it Roger….and yes Jorge, sorry for the refresher course…lol..

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#8 posted 11-22-2012 09:18 PM

That will do it.simple but effective.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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