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Project by MedicineMan posted 06-05-2015 12:25 AM 3905 views 25 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All the thanks goes to Mafe for this idea. I always keep too many cutoffs, so I put this piece of macassar ebony and walnut to use. I just used epoxy to glue the brass rods in place. I cut mine 2 inches long then drilled the center hole from the top at 1/4” and the bottom hole 5/16” for the brass insert. The brass screw was pretty long so, I just sharpened it to a point. This tool will be helpful when resawing for box tops or cabinet doors. Again, thanks to Mafe for the great idea.





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#1 posted 06-05-2015 01:05 AM

I’m not exactly sure what it does. Can you explain?

Sure looks nice though !!

-- FNG ... On a quest for knowledge.

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#2 posted 06-05-2015 01:45 AM

Beautiful tool for marking centers. Heirloom!

-- socrbent Ohio

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#3 posted 06-05-2015 02:06 AM

Sorry…I should have been more clear. This tool is a “center finder” to locate the center by holding your board on edge, turning the tool to register the brass rods, one on each side. Then slide the tool down the edge of the board, holding the brass rods tight to each side, while you slide the sharp point down the edge of the board, resulting in location of the center without measuring to find the center. I wish I had shown an example. Take a look at Mafe’s center finder, with his example, if you wish. Thanks for looking.

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#4 posted 06-05-2015 02:54 AM

Thanks, socrbent.

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#5 posted 06-05-2015 06:09 AM

That’s a beautiful tool!

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#6 posted 06-05-2015 06:12 AM

This looks great.

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#7 posted 06-05-2015 06:46 AM

Very simple tool, very elegant execution.

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#8 posted 06-05-2015 07:47 AM

Very elegant.

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#9 posted 06-05-2015 11:25 AM

Thanks, all of you. You are most encouraging!

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#10 posted 06-05-2015 12:48 PM

I thought someone had finally constructed a wood flask, until I clicked on it. Still cool and nice looking, won’t hold bourbon though :-)

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#11 posted 06-05-2015 12:53 PM

Simple, elegant, and very useful. Thanks for posting!

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#12 posted 06-05-2015 01:31 PM

very nice

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#13 posted 06-05-2015 03:43 PM

Not only beautiful but useful.

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#14 posted 06-05-2015 09:52 PM

Great Tool I really need to make one. A real beauty!

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#15 posted 06-05-2015 11:59 PM



Sorry…I should have been more clear. This tool is a “center finder” to locate the center by holding your board on edge, turning the tool to register the brass rods, one on each side. Then slide the tool down the edge of the board, holding the brass rods tight to each side, while you slide the sharp point down the edge of the board, resulting in location of the center without measuring to find the center. I wish I had shown an example. Take a look at Mafe s center finder, with his example, if you wish. Thanks for looking.

- MedicineMan

Thanks for the insight. I thought that’s what it was, but I couldn’t figure out how you used it with different boards. Now it makes a lot of sense !!

-- FNG ... On a quest for knowledge.

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