|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-17-2015 02:02 AM||2486 views||20 times favorited||47 comments|
I have had the need for a larger compass and I had this rosewood sitting on the bench telling me it wants to be that compass. I had enough for 3 so I made 2 for my friends and I thought I should make them nice looking being I’m using such nice wood.
They are 15” long and can swing a 21 3/4” radius max. The second shot is the model ( my steel 10” compass that goes to 12” max.
I got in a lot of lathe time this week on the wood lathe and the metal lathe.
The lock bar is made of red oak and stained with dark cherry stain
They are finished with clear lacquer.
Here are some shots I took along the way.
They were turned on the lathe and bandsawed to fit together
The layout of the 3 lock bars out of the oak.
The pencil holder pieces
The pencil holder soldered together
The steel tips getting hardened
More of the pencil holder ends completed and buffed..
The layout of all the parts completed
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!