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    Simple beam compass

    HI,
    Here is my super simple beam compass, allows to draw large circles, with a centimeter basis radius.
    Basically, you need one hole every 5 or 10 cm, plus, between hole 0 and 5 or 10, one hole every cm.
    Putting your pencil on one hole, and a pin at the other end, you can draw any circle with radius stepping from cm to cm.

    Here below, a circle with radius = 20 - 3 = 17 cm



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    kbalch (06-29-2015), Paul Jones (06-28-2015)

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    Simplicity at its best. Much better than the string method in terms of accuracy.

    Al

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    Christophe,
    Judging from your beautiful woodwork, I know this tool must work well for you.
    Thanks for sharing, Paul

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    Great ideia Chistophe...

    Sorry my mistakes in english.
    to share your tip >>> http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/tool-tips-tricks/ <<<

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    Thanks friends,
    Paul, talking about this particular tool, this is far from a piece of art, it's just a quick idea done with a piece of scrap, one day I had a special emergency need, and finally, the scrap lasted and has served several times since ...
    When I will have time, I will probably make one like John Heisz'.
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    Thanks Christophe! I've added your Beam Compass to our Rulers' Protractors, and Compasses category, as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Sometimes, simple is the best. A no fuss tool!



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