Tip: Making A Compact Compass

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This is an easy to make little project that will really come in handy around the shop. The design is simple and uses common parts, but has a wide operating range – approximately 1/2″ to 7″ circles can be drawn with this compact compass.
I made a short video of how I made it:

I made a single page PDF that includes the template, and this can be downloaded here:

Compact Compass

Most browsers will open this directly and you can print it from there (set to “actual size” or “no scaling”). You can also right click the link above and select “save link as…” – this will save the PDF to your computer.

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