I made this jig for finding the exact center of the dowel so that you can get the wood on perfectly square when making lathe baits. I made it from a couple pieces of maple that Tigger gave me (Thanks again, John) and a piece of Lexan. I know you can start with square stock and round it off, but the dowels are so cheap, I sometimes like to start with the round stock and just go from there. It ain't pretty, but its dead nuts on the money. I can find the exact center of any size dowel rod.