Wooden Compass

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Blog entry by BigD1 posted 09-26-2015 04:44 AM 1379 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Who could tell where I can purchase a Large Wooden Compass for six foot circles. The only one I can find is on Ebay from Ireland. Made of beech and not a bad price. Just don’t want to wait a month. Could be a sooner shipping date, but needed it yesterday. Yes, I know, I could make one, but what the hey….

-- Donald Baty

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#1 posted 09-26-2015 06:25 AM

Make one! There are several showcased here on LJs. It is as simple as driving a nail in the end of a 40” board and drilling a hole 36” from the nail to hold a pencil. I make them as I need them.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#2 posted 09-26-2015 06:29 AM

I would think that this is more of a forum topic, but a lot of places sell beam compasses. You might be able to find one in the arts and crafts department in Walmart. Mine is made by Dasco and the scribe and point are made to clamp onto any 1 inch beam. I think I bought it at one of the giant lumber yards or Sears. You can also make one. Hmm, maybe I should post a blog about how, if it has not already been posted.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 09-26-2015 07:30 PM

Buy tramel points and make the beam as long as needed.

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 09-27-2015 03:14 AM

Buy tramel points and make the beam as long as needed.

- CampD



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#5 posted 09-29-2015 10:01 AM

A pencil a piece of string and a nail will do the job, cut out the first one then trace the rest.

-- Regards Robert

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