Making a compass
In this video I make a compass from two pieces of thin steel rod and some flat stock, a thumbscrew and a couple of brass pins.
The tips on the compass are regular mild steel. Not a lot to say about the project other than it's a lot of filing and shaping.
For the curved piece I went to the hardware store and traced a pattern from a store model on a piece of paper which I than transferred to steel.
Really useful and simple project.
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Nice compass. Enjoyed watching how it came together, especially the fabrication of the curved wing.
Thanks Garage workshop! I've added your Compass to our Rulers, Protractors, and Compasses category, as well as to your builder page: Garage workshop's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:
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