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    Default HOMEMADE compass for drawing circles

    I was trying a draw a large circle for another project and needed a compass. I couldn't believe how cheap the ones were are the local box-marts. They all look like something out of a crackerjack box. where's the metal ones I used when I was a kid? Long story short..... I built one...... and I'm VERY happy with it. I'm going to build more. I put it on you tube to help some other poor sucker out. Check it out and let me know what you think.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Z7Tox39GM

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    it looks good , handy to use and very ease to do.

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    you know what they say about the mother of all invention, lol way to go bro thats using your noggin, its practical and durable i love it. i'll have to make me one now

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    great idea ..thanks

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    I like it thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks i'm making some at different sizes

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    I particularly like the ability to use whatever ya want to mark with. Pencil, sharpie, soap stone, whatever. Nice.
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    Cool

    I like it. The only thing i would change would be a welded on clamp with a thumb screw where the vise grips are. Old 1/4" Drill bits sharpened to a sharp point make great scribers. Chuck them in a drill and polish to a point with a sanding disc...Bob
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    Thanks for the idea. Will make a great little project
    Gordie -- "I believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

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    An excellent design and a big improvement on what can be purchased in the
    average shop.

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