Compass Layout Tricks from October 2013 Issue

In the October 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, you’ll find my Woodworking Essentials article, “The Mighty Compass.” In the article I show a bunch of things you can do with a compass to create polygons and divide lines and angles. The following video shows some of the layout techniques from the article, in...

What starts as a piece of iron bar is within half a day transformed by Peter into a gorgeous set of dividers (above).

Learn how to Forge a Compass with Peter Ross

Peter Ross’s blacksmith and whitesmith work is unparalleled. I’d wax prolific here, but instead, I’ll just share with you the entire story I wrote about him for our November 2012 issue, “Controlled Irregularity.” And, we’ve just released a DVD from Peter – the first in our new Blacksmithing for Woodworkers series – “Forging a...