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How to Make a Compass

This compass is made of wood pieces, a knob, a pencil and a carriage bolt. It draws larger circles than most workshop compasses. Use these instructions to make perfect circles with a handmade compass.

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Materials

  • 1" spacer
  • 3" spacer
  • 2 pieces of wood
  • carriage bolts
  • screw-on knobs

Tools

  • clamp
  • pencil
  • drill press
  • band saw
  • grinder

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