Heirloom Beam Compass | Way out of my comfort zone!

Video - October 31, 2022

I occasionally need to draw arcs and large circles that exceed the capacity of my Accuscribe scribing tool. It’s pretty trivial to create a makeshift beam compass using shop scraps and a pencil but I thought it would be fun to go all out and make an heirloom-quality beam compass from walnut and aluminum.

I don’t work with metal all that often so this was a bit outside of my comfort zone, but it was fun nonetheless.

Click here to download my working SketchUp file for this project


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