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Project by christopheralan posted 10-07-2008 02:18 AM 4301 views 11 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Started making my own tools.

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com





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Grumpy

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#1 posted 10-07-2008 02:28 AM

Looks promising. Any more details on how you use it?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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ben

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#2 posted 10-07-2008 02:39 AM

I’m guessing that if your board has 2 parallel lines, just put either side around the parallels, and rotate until both brass pins touch? So long as the pencil in the jig is accurately placed, it will mark dead center.

-b

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christopheralan

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#3 posted 10-07-2008 02:43 AM

ben, kinda.

The way it works:

On the edge you have 3 points of reference: 2 brass pins and a marking hole, dead-center between the two. Take a board where you need to find the center. Have the brass pins straddle the board and turn it until both pins are in contact with the edges of the board. Drop the pencil in the center hole and drag the guage along the length of the board. Result: Dead center line.

Hope this helps.

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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oldskoolmodder

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#4 posted 10-07-2008 02:56 AM

I love these things! SO simple and cheap to make.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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