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Blog entry by Don Butler posted 09-16-2009 08:53 PM 1391 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A decent compass has been absent from my shop for a long time. I don’t remember my last one, it may have been one left over from my hand-drafting period, and I have no idea where it is.

So, since there was oak scraps on the bench begging to be used, I built this one.

I didn’t spend a dime on it, either!

Thanks for looking.

d

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lew

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#1 posted 09-16-2009 09:08 PM

Cool!!

Is that a jig saw blade used for the point?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 09-16-2009 09:59 PM

Great compass!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#3 posted 09-16-2009 10:03 PM

That, Sir, is a NAIL!

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#4 posted 09-16-2009 10:13 PM

Nice tool, measuring device and it down right looks great!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 09-17-2009 12:43 AM

Is that an HB pencil? just kidding great job and handy I am sure.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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lew

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#6 posted 09-17-2009 02:41 AM

Sorry, must be the resolution on my monitor. It looks like it is serrated and has a slight “wave” along its’ length.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 09-17-2009 03:06 AM

I’d like to make a couple of these. I have a 9 yr old granddaughter that would like one of these. Maybe with a box to put it in !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 09-17-2009 03:34 AM

Seeing as you didn’t spend a dime on the project , how about spending it on some digital film and post some more pictures of it ! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 09-17-2009 03:36 AM

cool work well done

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#10 posted 09-17-2009 08:03 AM

Cool compass. That is thinking out of the box. Great use of scraps!

Might just have to copy this design. Could be scaled up for LARGE projects also.

Thanks Again.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#11 posted 09-17-2009 01:35 PM

Thanks for reminding us that we really don’t have to buy every tool we need. Good job.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 09-17-2009 03:00 PM

I’m sorry to take so long.
I went all over the city, trying to buy digital film.
Nobody had such a thing and I got some very strange looks from most of them.

Anyway, we’ll try a different background.

Better?

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#13 posted 09-17-2009 03:01 PM

Hah!
That’ll teach me.
I forgot to add HTTP://

Duh!

d

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#14 posted 09-17-2009 04:29 PM

Huhhhn.

d

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#15 posted 09-17-2009 06:40 PM

Hahahaha , Did you try WalMart for the film ? The lighter background is better for my old eyes… thank you

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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