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    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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    Altair (Aug 2, 2015), kbalch (Aug 3, 2015), Paul Jones (Aug 3, 2015), PJs (Aug 5, 2015)

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    Nice compass. Enjoyed watching how it came together, especially the fabrication of the curved wing.

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    Thank you very much!

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    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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