How to Make a Compass to Draw Large Circles
How to Draw a Large Circle Perfectly
When you need to draw a small circle, up to a foot in diameter, a compass is the perfect tool. But if you need a bigger circle, or if you don't have a compass, you can make your own, custom-tailored to the job.
First, drill a small hole in the end of a strip of wood. Next, drive a finish nail into the center of the stock out of which I want to cut the circle. Nip the head off the tip of the nail.
Insert the nail into the hole you drilled in the wood.
Using a tape measure, make a mark equal to the radius of the circle you want to draw.
Remove the board from the workpiece and drill a second hole at the location you just marked.
To draw a circle, insert the nail in the first hole, pass the tip of a pencil through the second hole and draw your circle.
With this technique, you can make a circle of any size. If you want a circle eight feet in diameter, all you would need is a longer piece of wood.
5 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring
Get your home ready for Spring.
The Best Way To Organize Zip Ties
This DIY organizational system is perfect for zip ties so you have them handy wherever you go.
What is a Step Bit and Why Should You Use it
A step bit is a conical-shaped drill bit that can drill various hole sizes without having to change bits. The advantage over a standard drill bit is that you can drill ten holes without having to change bits.