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    A Universal Centering Tool For a Drill Press

    This centering tool finds the centerline of any round or rectangular stock clamped into a drill press vise in less than one second. My tool can handle stock from 1/8-inch to 1 1/2-inches wide but the idea can easily be extended to any width.

    If you are interested, please see

    https://rick.sparber.org/UniversalCenteringTool.pdf


    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.


    Thanks,

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    I'd have never thought to expand size/ range of this type of centering tool. Only I've seen are quite small, to drill shotgun ribs while placing sight beads. Some are just a punch, some have tap drill bushings, many beads are threaded 3-56 and 6-48.
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    Bloody obvious in hindsight

    Why are so many things thus?

    Congratulations for being one of the few with the foresight to create this


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