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By Trevanion
#1331492
Droogs wrote:That is the "point" of the OP's post - the thing has to be secure to create an accurate circle, not that he keeps breaking his pencil nib


That’s the long and short of it, I do like the pair you suggested but the price is a bit steep. I’ll have to think about it but as you say, it’s a lifetime tool and at 22 there’s still a bit of lifetime left hopefully to get my moneys worth.
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By Trevanion
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Having had a good look around now, it seems the type you suggested Droogs are called "Lancashire Pattern" dividers, Proops seem to sell the exact same pairs of dividers as Westward for a fraction of the cost.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Proops+Lancashire&i=office-products&ref=nb_sb_noss

For the sake of £10 for the 6" I'll give them a shot, Can't be much worse than the old helix. But a part of me still wants to make my own beam compass, watch this space :wink: