A simple and accurate tool for finding the centre of a piece of timber. Made from aluminium and pre-drilled for convenient mounting, it uses a knife-edged steel blade to score the end of the workpiece. Simply place a square or cylinder (up to 6" across) in the centre finder, tap it with a mallet, turn the wood 90ø and tap it again. The result is two score lines which mark the centre of the workpiece. The Veritas Centre Finder functions well even with work that is not square. Just score the end of your workpiece four times rather than twice. This will give you a small polygon and you can then dot the centre of it by eye. It particularly shines when work has to be replaced on the lathe after waste ends have been removed. Because it is so accurate, you can re-establish the exact centre of any cylinder.
Veritas® Tools Inc., based in Ottawa, Canada, is a world leader in woodworking tool design innovation and is the manufacturing arm of Lee Valley Tools Ltd., a leading North American retailer of fine tools. Lee Valley Tools, established in Canada in 1978, began designing and manufacturing its own woodworking tools in 1982. Lee Valley Manufacturing Ltd. incorporated in 1985 and later became Veritas® Tools Inc.
Today, with 250 products and more than 100 patents in lines that include woodworking planes, sharpening equipment, marking and measuring tools, router tables, drilling accessories, and more, Veritas has become a leader in product development to meet the needs of discerning woodworkers.