A good pencil compass will be found better for elementary woodwork than the dividers, Fig. 24, because they do not scratch the wood. Carpenters, however, find much use for dividers. Some dividers are made with one leg removable with an adjustment such that a pencil may be substituted. Dividers, like compasses, are used in describing circles or arcs.

Fig. 24. Dividers

Fig. 24. Dividers.