This handy beam compass is made with two little wooden blocks and a aluminium rod.
It works also very well to adjust a table saw.
Time to build: one hour
Tools I used:
- table saw (a hand saw is also good)
- Drill press (or a hand drill)
- two little wooden blocks
- aluminium rod.
- a nail
- one pencil
Step 1: Cut Two Little Wooden Blocks
Depending from the diameter of the aluminium rod I cut two little pieces of hardwood, a little bit bigger, on my table saw.
Step 2: Drilling Holes
The first block gets a hole for the aluminium rod and a second one for the pencil.
The second block gets one hole for the aluminium rod, one for the nail and a third one for a machine screw..
After drilling all holes, the second block was splittet on the table saw
Step 3: Add a Nail
I pushed a nail with a hammer in the pilot hole, cut it with pliers and sharpened it with a file.
Step 4: Assembling
Just put the block with the pencil hole on one end of the aluminum rod
and the block with the nail over the aluminum rod and tight it with a machine screw,
Add a pencil. If it is to tight, drill the hole a little bit wider. If it is to wide, add a piece of tape.