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Make a precision center finder from scrap materials.Recently egbertfitzwilly posted an Instructable on Finding the Center of a Circle. WirelessMonk p...
I had a steel bracket left over from something. I also had a piece of wood with good straight edges. In addition I used a little wood glue and a cou...
I cut a 45 degree angle across the piece of wood. By cutting it as shown I needed to make only one angle cut for two pieces.
Lay the free piece over the main piece of stock. Mark and cut for the second piece.
My scrap piece of steel needed to be flattened. I began by squeezing it with my vise.
The vise did not do all that was necessary to flatten the steel. Use a ball peen hammer on a flat surface. Pound from both sides to make it as flat ...
Smear wood glue on the facing edges of the wood pieces.
Clamp the wood pieces to a flat surface. A piece of paper from the newspaper or the phone book keeps the glue from sticking to the flat surface. I p...
When the glue is dry, press the piece of steel against the raised edge. Clamp the steel to the wood so it does not move while you drill and attach th...
No allowance has been made for the thickness of a pencil line. I like to use a knife to score a very fine line. Make three or more score lines from ...
The angle doesn't need to be 45 degrees. It can be anything. As long as the angles on both pieces of wood are the same it will work well.
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