Homemade Compass

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Project by mbbrogan posted 04-06-2008 03:22 PM 12607 views 32 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Homemade Compass – plans from ShopNotes and misc. books.

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#1 posted 04-06-2008 03:23 PM

Pretty cool. I’ve got a couple of those.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-06-2008 03:24 PM

Looks like very useful tools. I am going to have to build some for my shop.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 04-06-2008 03:43 PM

great job.. this looks fun to make and then you can feel satisfied every time you use it.

-- making sawdust....

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#4 posted 04-06-2008 06:19 PM

A very useful tool.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 04-07-2008 12:39 AM

Great looking instruments, I like the horizontal one.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 04-07-2008 12:49 PM

Good job and useful instruments.

-- Jiri

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#7 posted 04-07-2008 03:36 PM

Nice! I’m forever using a piece of string with a nail and pencil. I guess it’s about time I made myself a set of these, among other things. Lots of great ideas on this site. Thanx a lot guys!

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#8 posted 06-30-2008 02:41 AM

I googled woodworking compass and this project came up in the search results. That’s what led me to lumberjocks.

I made a couple of these compasses based on the photos of your project photos and they have worked out great.

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