Begin by drawing a circle to outline the shape of the compass.
Within the original circle, draw two more circles, each smaller than the other. This outlines the metal case of the compass.
Draw two circles as a pivot for the compass's needle in the center.
Extend two lines from compass point to form one side of needle.
Create a balanced compass needle by extending two curved lines upwards from the center and meeting them at a sharp point.
Erase guide lines from the center of the compass.
Create markings on the compass dial to aid in reading, including triangles and straight lines.
Label each triangle with the corresponding cardinal direction letter (N, S, W, or E).
Create an oval on the compass and add a curved line to add depth for attaching to a chain.
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