|Project by Mambrax||posted 03-30-2015 02:12 AM||4220 views||14 times favorited||6 comments|
Finally did it ! The mighty center finder! I took the approach of making the studs and pin out of steel. That was a lot harder that i thought it will be. The 3/8 steel rod is not easy to thread at all. The pin is threading them shaped on the drill press with a file for the pointy tip (that was easy and actually fun). The purpleheart has proven to be very unpleasant to work with, however it did thread ok. the Koa wood was easy to work with and relatively soft. Big disappointment in the $.95 brass insert : almost exploded in the hole and broke on the top. Overall all a big learning project, result is ok but “off” by about .007” due to bad threading on one rod. Next one will be better (i hope..) Cheers.
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