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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 posted a link to a machined steel center ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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