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Not all wood is cut into nice rectangular shapes. This is especially true when you’re looking for novel blanks like pieces of burl to turn into beautiful centerpieces. But before turning the blank you need to figure out the largest or best material it will bare.

Made from 1/8″ acrylic, the Bullzeye Woodturner’s Center Finder has concentric circles marked every quarter inch and will mark circles up to 10″ in diameter. Although it’s called a center finder, it’s really more of a usable material finder.

Once you’ve included the figure or features you want and excluded the ones you don’t under the circle that matches the finished diameter, just stick an awl in the center hole of the Bullzeye, pencil in the matching diameter hole, and scribe a circle.

The Bullzeye Center Finder will run you $15 before shipping.

Bullzeye Center Finder [WoodCraft]
Via Amazon [What’s This?]

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3 Responses to Find The Best Turning Stock In An Irregular Blank

  1. zoomzoomjeff says:

    I don’t do any turning but this looks like a really helpful tool. And I can really appreciate the beauty in that chunk of burl sitting there.

  2. Rick says:

    I might have to give this a spin……

    pun intended.

  3. Cameron Watt says:

    I use dividers. The farther my tongue is stuck out, the more I’m thinking about what I’m doing.

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