Today I gave the Peter Ross inspired compasses another try. The first hour was an exercise in frustration with two unsuccessful attempts to get the welded side of the hinge right. Finally, on attempt number three everything seemed to come together. I spent some extra time on the fit of the hinge and was rewarded with a much smoother action than on the first pair. >

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20140407-143952.jpg As you can see I tried my hand at filing in the facets on the head like Ross does in his video. >

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20140407-144130.jpg I plan to demonstrate forging these compasses at the April meeting of the New River Forge Council. Thanks for looking…Bart

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