Homeade Beam Compass

This project was inspired by another project by John Heisz of iBuildIt.ca. He should receive all credit for this incredible little item!

The wood for this project was cut out of a single piece of red oak from a pallet I recently dismantled. As you already know, pallets are a great source for good wood and this was no exception.

Rather than tell you how to make it, simply watch my video or John’s. He has a PDF plan over at his site giving the exact dimensions and hardware list. I chose to make mine larger because I have needed to make 20+” circles before. With a radius of 20″, this should be the largest compass that I’ll ever need.