Simple spindle center finder

By Fabian1 | Created July 17th, 2020 | Published July 17th, 2020 | Updated July 17th, 2020

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This insert lets you align the center of your spindle with markings on your workpiece. You don't even have to remove the spindle! It's super easy & quick to make. Fingers are reasonably far away but you can plug out the spindle for the time of alignment if you don't feel comfortable.

10 min




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Spindle center finder.svg
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3mm acrylic 20 cm of string (e.g. dental floss)
SO 3mm bit V bit
Secure the piece with double-sided tape. The circle should have tape right underneath. There are 4 things to cut - start from the center. 1. Using the V bit only slightly mark the center point, e.g. 0,5mm. 2. + 3. Change to a 3mm bit. These are the holes for the string. 4. Outside cut using 3mm. Note: When attaching the string be sure to attach it in a way that the center point is on the bottom. The diameter works well for 3mm acrylic but it might have to be decreased if a thicker material is used.

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