Drawing Centerlines

•Drawing a centerline across a workpiece isn'tusuallv a problem. Unless the width of the piece isn't quickly divisible by two. That's the situation I faced when building the Spice Drawer (page26).

The project calls for a pair of pivot pins that must be centered on 27/i6M-wide drawer sides.

One solution is to use a combination square. I used the square to draw a pair of inter secting diagonal lines across one end of the workpiece, see Fig. 1. Where the two lines meet is the center of the workpiece.

Note: The diagonal lines must start exactly at the corners.

After finding the center of the workpiece in this way, the blade of the square can be adjusted to the centerpoint, see Fig. 2. Then the blade can be used to draw a centerline across the workpiece.

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