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    Default Good Carpenters Compass?

    Does anyone know of a good carpenters compass, that it out there? I've been using ones that I find at Lowe's or places like that, but they are cheap and don't last. Haven't had much success on finding anything on the internet.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Brian Csukas

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    Default Re: Good Carpenters Compass?

    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Good Carpenters Compass?

    What are you using it for and how is it stored? If all you're looking for is a circle maker, you might want to look at something like a bar and beam style:


    If you use it for scribing, then go to an office/drafting/art supply and get one that uses a screw to set it's points, this will provide a very stable set of points that is perfect for scribing:
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Good Carpenters Compass?

    Thanks guys for all the help and suggestions, JLMCDANIEL hit the nail on the head, he gave me a link for exactly what I was looking for.

    Thanks again fellas,
    Brian Csukas

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    Default Re: Good Carpenters Compass?

    Glad we helped.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Good Carpenters Compass?

    Lee valley makes an amazing looking set of scribes, should work better than a compass for such work. I think it's now on my x-mas list.
    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...936,50298&ap=1

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