Not Pretty, But Functional

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Project by MShort posted 03-27-2011 02:34 AM 2113 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a compass in my drafting set but it only will do a 5” radius. I made this compass today out scraps aroung the shop. I used a T-Nut and small bolt to hold the pencil in and a cut off nail, sharpened to a fine point for the center point. I now do up to a 24” radius. Again, not pretty but functional. Thanks for looking.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#1 posted 03-27-2011 02:41 AM

very cool little tool!....I might build one tomorrow :) thanks

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 03:19 AM

Nice solution to a problem that goes round and round.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#3 posted 03-27-2011 03:32 AM

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#4 posted 03-27-2011 04:12 AM

Good idea Mike, are we planning on some big laminated projects soon???

-- RStadler

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#5 posted 03-27-2011 03:36 PM

very nice Mike I know what I am doing today in the shop now. Been pissin and moaning for a while about now having a compass for a while now, huh why not just make one. Thanks

-- wooley

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#6 posted 03-27-2011 03:50 PM

Simple and effective, good job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 03-27-2011 04:21 PM

functionality is more important than looks

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

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#8 posted 03-27-2011 06:01 PM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Looks good to me.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#9 posted 04-01-2011 01:33 PM

It’s a lot prettier than mine Mike!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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