How to Make Simplest Compass Ever




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This compass is very simple to make it takes only 5 minutes

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Step 1: Gather the Things You Need

For making this simple compass you won't need any complex material it can made in only 5 minutes

you will need

2 x 20 inches wood pieces

2 x 2inch jublee clips

1 x screw and hand tightening nut

1 x nail

1 x pen

Step 2:

Drill a hole in end of both of wood pieces,insert a screw with hammer and tight it with nut then put the jublee clips at the end of wood points put a nial at one side and pen in another

Step 3:

open up the compass to take measurement and tight the screw so it won't move

put it on the desired surface and make round circles



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    3 Discussions


    Very handy, and so simple and quick to put together! Using hose clamps to hold the nail and the pen is genius. Your photos and instructions are very clear, also. Nice job!


    1 year ago

    I wish I had this the last time I needed a large compass. The string method works best if you have two people. This looks like it only takes one person to use it.

    Nice. I think that this is probably the biggest compass that I have seen. Very cool.