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I love the compass Herm.  Always wanted to make something like that but never got around to it.  I've made "one time only" compasses by drilling a hole in a narrow board to hold the pencil and located a screw  at the proper radius to provide the centering point. I'm sure your club members will cherish them. Great design and craftsmanship :)

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Those are great Herb.  I use one I have had since college drafting days.  Not near as good looking at those you made.

 

Dan

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superb Herb...

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58 minutes ago, Gene Howe said:

Wish I was a club member.

Yep me too!

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Those are heirlooms indeed Herb! Simply amazing. You come up with the most useful, thoughtful and creative gifts for the members each year...

 

So, now a jillion questions for simple un-creative minds like mine...

(1) First & foremost...you did sign all of these, right?

(2) Where did you purchase the brass stock? width & thickness?

(3) What method did you use to adhere to the beam? Superglue? Expoxy? 

(4) Where did you purchase the brass screws for the pencil lock & beam head?

(5) Assume the pivot pin is a brass trim nail cut to length? Local source for it?

 

Alas probably would do me no good to possess one...I'd just lose the pencil and well, since it's attached to the beam arm all would disappear.:P

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How do I join this club?   Very nice.

 

 

I always look in the background of people's photos for ideas.   I see a Zyliss vice -- do you use it often?  Someone gave me one and I sort of always forget I have it somewhere under the work bench.

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Outstanding as always, Herb!

 

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7 hours ago, kmealy said:

How do I join this club?   Very nice.

 

 

I always look in the background of people's photos for ideas.   I see a Zyliss vice -- do you use it often?  Someone gave me one and I sort of always forget I have it somewhere under the work bench.

Kieth ,I bought my first one in 1969 at the county fair, and had it in my tool box  to use for years clamped to a saw horse. Then at home clamped to my work bench. I lost it in the fire, so bought another  one for this shop. I use it it constantly more than my bench vise because it sets up higher and I can do so many things with it I can't do with the bench vise. Also can be removed when I want the space for flat work.

I can clamp things any length, I clamped a set of cabinets 20' long once on the job by attaching it to a 24' 2X4.

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/items/?_nkw=zyliss+vise&_sacat=&_ex_kw=&_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_sop=12&_fpos=&_fspt=1&_sadis=&LH_CAds=&rmvSB=true

 

Herb

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7 hours ago, Grandpadave52 said:

Those are heirlooms indeed Herb! Simply amazing. You come up with the most useful, thoughtful and creative gifts for the members each year...

 

So, now a jillion questions for simple un-creative minds like mine...

(1) First & foremost...you did sign all of these, right?

(2) Where did you purchase the brass stock? width & thickness?

(3) What method did you use to adhere to the beam? Superglue? Expoxy? 

(4) Where did you purchase the brass screws for the pencil lock & beam head?

(5) Assume the pivot pin is a brass trim nail cut to length? Local source for it?

 

Alas probably would do me no good to possess one...I'd just lose the pencil and well, since it's attached to the beam arm all would disappear.:P

1. Haven't signed them, might do that

2. 1/4" X 1/16" X 12'' brass strips,

https://www.ebay.com/itm/K-S-064x1-4x12-Brass-Strips-1-8245/282748354425?epid=691173798&hash=item41d51d7f79:g:VPcAAOSw9hdaGZIo

3.I found that superglue worked the best.

4.https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Vtg-Stock-25-Harper-Knurled-Head-Thumb-Brass-Screws-6-32-3-4-Made-in-USA/132382678389?hash=item1ed29f5d75:g:5nsAAOSwo4pYQdy3

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/items/?_nkw=brass+thumbscrews&_sacat=&_ex_kw=&_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_sop=12&_fpos=&_fspt=1&_sadis=&LH_CAds=&rmvSB=true

 

5. Yes, http://www.rockler.com/solid-brass-escutcheon-pins

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3 hours ago, Dadio said:

1. Haven't signed them, might do that

Assignment for tomorrow...please do that.:)

These deserve the maker's mark to preserve the history.

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Very nice!

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