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Building A Compass Table

Navigation freaks will thrill to this DIY contraption

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At BACKPACKER, we consider ourselves to be navigation freaks: maps, compasses, GPSs—we can geek out to them all day. But we’ve been outdone by this Instructables crew, who’ve figured out a way to make an entire table out of compasses.

Just watch what happens when you use magnetic coasters:

Awesome. There’s only one thing left to do, of course: Build a chair out of USGS maps. I’m not sure how it’s going to work, but I’m getting started right now.

—Ted Alvarez