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Bunmawashi with pen holder
Japanese beam compass

Last time I posted a Japanese compass it was back in 2013, so I think it must be about time to do one again.
This time the Bunmawashi was not for me though, but for an artist friend who do wall paintings and did a series for elderly homes, where they have dementia, she told me she needed one, normally up to 120 cm, but at times big circles also and also she needed to be able to use different tools for it, so she could draw on different materials, even glass…

This post is from the blog:

1. Bunmawashi with utilities.
2. Chiseling away.
3. Turning.
4. From idea to reality.
5. It can hang on glass…
6. Ready to use.

Perhaps this can inspire others to make tools.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

18 comments so far

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#1 posted 06-04-2017 04:12 PM

It’s a nice shop-made tool. Well done!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 06-04-2017 04:32 PM

Nice work buddy … love it !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#3 posted 06-04-2017 05:57 PM

COOL shop made tool(s)...

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 06-04-2017 06:05 PM

Ah so,,very nice compass!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 06-04-2017 08:29 PM

You must be very pleased for getting opportunity to fulfill someone’s wishes – great writing tool.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 06-04-2017 08:38 PM

very nice work Mads and for a good cause as well.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#7 posted 06-04-2017 09:26 PM

Very Awesome! I love your work Mafe, must be a bunmawashi kind of week eh?


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#8 posted 06-05-2017 12:21 AM

I enjoy your posts, very much, Always full of great projets and ideas.
Myself not very productive because of poor health/ assuming the pics of lathe turnings was a quick setup for camera?
the rest seems to be too far away from workpiece for safety?

” But Im Much Bettr Now” Gomez Adams

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#9 posted 06-05-2017 12:48 AM

Your posts are those which I try my best not to miss.
You have a talent and a way to show your projects which is a step above most my friend.
Thank you for sharing your talent.

This fine example is no exception.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#10 posted 06-05-2017 04:51 PM

Elegant, as usual, Mads.

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 06-05-2017 07:29 PM

Excelent work. Congratulations!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#12 posted 06-05-2017 07:46 PM

Lovely project. I imagine how pleased your friend is with this.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#13 posted 06-06-2017 12:43 AM

Well done mafe.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#14 posted 06-10-2017 09:03 AM

Lovely work I love the idea of making your own tools, well done! By the way you kindly sent me some brass thumb screws a couple of years ago and I have utilised two of them making a veneer slicing gauge I will post it but thank you again my friend

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#15 posted 06-12-2017 09:52 PM

Love this. Very cool and another tool on the list. Thanks for the post and blog MaFe :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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