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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Wood Care: => Topic started by: spike on November 10, 2013, 08:30:59 PM

Title: info me again sorry
Post by: spike on November 10, 2013, 08:30:59 PM
can someone tell me how to find the center of round dowling please i have tryed and justed can.t
Title: Re: info me again sorry
Post by: Tug-Kenny on November 10, 2013, 08:37:00 PM

If you use a right angled square with a piece taped on at 45 degrees resting against the circumference of the doweling then the lines drawn across will bisect the centre line.......................  hopefully. :}

Ken

Title: Re: info me again sorry
Post by: Pondweed on November 11, 2013, 09:08:02 AM
Put it in a drill and put a blade or cutting edge to it if you hold it firmly, you'll get an idea of the centre.

Another way: say you have 10mm dowel. If you get a 5mm piece of wood, lay the wood flat and then hold the dowel to the side of the wood, then draw alog the top of the wood to mark the dowel. Spin dowel and put 3 lines across the end of the dowel. They should intersect the centre.
Title: Re: info me again sorry
Post by: david48 on November 11, 2013, 11:58:25 AM
There is a purpose made tool for this job do the Google thing it could throw up Axminster tools ,also just draw the required circle dia with a pair of compasses you will then have all the info to find the Centre,then transfer them to the work piece .There is another way use a right angle square and a 45deg set square set it up so the 45deg by sects the right angle .these all worked for me .Ahh I see Tug Kenny has beaten me to last way I tried to show.
David
Title: Re: info me again sorry
Post by: Neil on November 12, 2013, 09:24:02 AM
pondweed has the exact answer, quick accurate and no cost what so ever.
 
only addition I can make is, for accuracy, use a craft knife to make the marks rather than a pencil.........much thinner lines, giving greater pinpointed marks.
 
neil.