Click on the video above to see David explain how to use the Metalartz 3-Piece Division Plates Layout Jig Set.
The Metalartz Center Finder is used to quickly find the center of round discs. It also has the added feature of using it to check for symmetry. Measures 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" and made of clear acrylic. Made in the USA.
To use the Center Finder-Place the disc in to the V. The center slot is designed to fit and ultra find point Sharpie. Draw a line, turn the disc and draw a second line. Two line work, three lines will be more accurate.
To Check Symmetry- Moving the top plate with the V can make checking for symmetry easier. The top plate can be moved by loosening the screws and then pushing the plate. It may be tight at first. Always push both sides together and in line with the slots. You can use a table edge to assist in getting it to move if needed.
David Baird has been making jewelry for nearly four decades. He received his bachelor's degree at the Evergreen State College, and his MFA from The School of the American Craftsman at Rochester Institute of Technology. He also has a GG (Graduate Gemology certificate) from the GIA. David sells his work nationally and has taught classes and workshops for at least 30 years including at Metalwerx, in Waltham, MA.