Andrew Birkett's nobugs.org
So, now I have a faceplate and a metal rod. I decided to weld the two together, which leaves me with the problem of how to hold the faceplate square onto the rod while I weld them. I ended up drilling a 12mm hole through this bit of wood using my drill press. With the rod going through the hole, and the faceplate resting on the wood everything should be roughly square. Of course, the heat of the welding burnt the wood somewhat, but that’s no problem.