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Centerfinder and trammel in one

Here's one simple jig that does the work of two. Use it to locate the center of round stock, or use the increment holes to mark different sizes of circles and arcs.



I love the tenoning jig that appeared in the June 1997 issue. But, when I couldn't find a local supplier for the plastic knobs, I built a knob using scrap birch and a 3/8" T-nut. Here's how:



In a short evening, you can turn a few scraps of wood into an accurate, easy-to-use layout tool.



Use our plan to build this simple "dust cannon" for your dust-collection needs.



Stuck wing nuts can be a real bear to loosen, but not anymore, with our scrap wood palm wrench.



For more woodworking plans for shop tools, visit the Hand Tools section within the WOOD Store.



 
 
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