The fixture above marks the centers of turning stock and, at the same time, notches the stock to receive the spurs of your lathe’s live center. To make the fixture, cut a 90¡ V into a scrap 2×4, place the squared workpiece in the V and feed it into your bandsaw, so the blade cuts from corner to corner, about 1/4 in. deep. Turn the piece 90¡ and repeat. You can also use the jig to find the center of round stock. Just make sure the second cut is at a right angle to the first. Dean C. Westervelt, Acme, Pa. Fine Woodworking Magazine, August 1992 No. 95
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