from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wheel which is provided for the purpose of guiding a moving structure, rather than of supporting its weight; a pilot-wheel.
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An iron pattern of the stock is placed in the machine directly under the stock to be turned, upon which rests a guide-wheel, corresponding in size and shape to the two saws above.
The whole is then made to revolve very rapidly, the guide-wheel controlling the action of the cutters, the result being an exact wooden counterpart of the iron pattern.