This is a quick and easy project. This little tool will help you find the center of a board each and every time with no measuring. You can make this out of any scrap piece of wood in your shop. I made this in a matter of approximately 30 minutes at www.techshop.ws using the compound miter saw and the drill press.
Step 1: Use Any Piece of Scrap Wood
You can use any piece of scrap wood you have laying around the shop. I used a 1" x 1 1/2" x 4" piece of leftover poplar I had from my love spoon carvings.
Step 2: Hardware Used
I purchased the hardware at Lowes for approximately $3.00. You coul also use wooden dowels instead of the aluminum posts.
Step 3: Drill Your Holes
Start by drilling a center hole large enough for a #2 pencil. Then drill a hole 1/2" from each end for your aluminum posts or wooden dowels. Finally, you will drill a hole in the side for your eye bolt. This will be used to clamp your pencil in place.
Step 4: Mount Your Hardware
Once you have all the holes drilled, you can then mount your hardware. The tool is then ready to use. All you need to do is set the tool onto a board and twist left or right. This will place the pencil in the center of the board. Quick and easy.
I made this project at www.techshop.ws using their tools, but you can make this in your own shop in no time at all.