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Center Issue
It's difficult to find the center of cylindrical turning stock and other circles with only a straightedge and pencil.An inexpensive and simple jig quickly and accurately pinpoints the center of a circle. Cut a 90 notch from 3/4" stock. Screw a straightedge over the notched base, as shown, to create a 45 angle. Place the circle against the guide and scribe one line. Rotate the circle about 60 and mark another line. To check the accuracy, rotate the circle once more. If the lines form a small triangle, the center is inside the triangle.--George Harenberg Chincoteague, Va.
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