Compass to Dividers

I wanted a good set of dividers for laying out my dovetails. Lee Valley sells a set for ~$20.00 US, but instead of buying them, I decided to make my own from what I have laying around the shop.

I ended up substituting the pencil in a compass for sharpened threaded rod and saved ~$20

 

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I took a small threaded rod and, in my drill press, I used a file to form a sharp point.  This worked out really nice.

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