Dowel Center Finder for lathe work...

Discussion in 'Tackle Making' started by vc1111, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. 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.

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    It ain't pretty, but its dead nuts on the money.:D I can find the exact center of any size dowel rod.
     
  2. eyesman_01

    eyesman_01 getting wEYESer every day

    Yours is cheaper, but part of a machinist's combination square was designed for that very purpose. :D

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    Just goes to show more of our ingenuity.
     

  3. Neat idea. I just bought a lathe tonight. I can't wait to try it out this week.
     
  4. Well, alright! Its a blast, John.