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making large wooden pair of compasses

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edwood12/08/2012 11:03:07
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Hi Has anybody got a design or dimensions for making wooden dividers or compasses I need something to scribe circles 9 inch to 15 inch radius

Sam12/08/2012 21:56:14
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Hi Edwood . If you are not making too many different radius's you could always use a strip of mdf about 2" wide and put a screw through one end that will remain fixed , which would be the centre of the circle and add another at the distance needed which will be the scribing end , very cheap and I use the method very often .

Hope that helps .

edwood13/08/2012 18:18:59
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Thanks sam I can use that idea.

Sam13/08/2012 21:30:47
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you are more than welcome , if you find that you are doing it in regulat intervals , you could always make one using a strip of acrylic , or similar and mark out 1/4 " or 5mm increments diagonally along the length , I have always meant to "upgrade" to this for similar tasks but things always take over . you could always use a drawing pin for the centre of the radius !

Kind regards sam

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