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post #1 of 37 Old 09-29-2009, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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Compass Rose

I was thinking about creating something like this in vinyl as a graphic that could be put on the gas door of your Compass. The background would be clear so that the color of your Jeep would show through. For black jeeps I would print them in silver or white.

This is very crude the real one would look much better.

Would anyone want one if I make up several?



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Nice work, I might have my Compass wear one, but perhaps on the windscreen just infront of the rear view mirror.
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I think it's a great idea, we would be able to identify other members of the forum this way when travelling.

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I would put mine on a window..............great idea (as usual) CL..........

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Yeah, did this ever come to fruition, I wouldn't mind one.

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The more I think about it the more I like it!

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I think it's a great idea, we would be able to identify other members of the forum this way when travelling.
You are half way there CL. . . you've got the idea, you've got the design, now how much would it cost to get a number of them produced? I know you won't retire on this but it seems you can count on a few of us who would be glad to send you some do-ray-me and a self addressed envelope for a Compass Rose decal.
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Yea I like it, would ya send one to Ireland
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Yea I like it, would ya send one to Ireland
Maybe we could come up with a Compass Shamrock for CW.
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Maybe we could come up with a Compass Shamrock for CW.
yea, or how about a "fightin Irish" leprachaun decal lol! nah! that would only work if I lived in the states or Canada.
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Whatever happened to this idea? I'd love one of these if you decide to make it.

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nice

Another one for Ireland if possible..
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CL any news on the Roses ????

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CL check this one............

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Well, I'm still eager for a sticker, so if it goes down, let me know.

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Still working on this idea.

Compass Rose History

It is not known exactly where or when the formal magnetic compass originated. However, what little unclear evidence has been found indicates the compass was refined in Italy circa 1200AD. Italy is known for its grand maritime achievements that made them a navigational superpower.

It is believed Flavio Gioia first invented the refined compass, and a monument has been erected in Almafi Italy to honor his invention. It was probably developed by combining the wind rose and the lodestone. From this device it is supposed the compass rose evolved. A wind rose was glued to the top of a lodestone and placed in a covered container of water. Later, oils were used instead of water to stabilize the compass disk from erratic movement. Then it was found you could magnetize needles and glue them to the bottom of the disk. These needles had to be re-magnetized periodically to maintain a sufficient level of magnetism.

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Like the wind rose, the compass rose was coincidentally designed in a fashion that resembled the rose flower. It helped to orient the map in the proper reading direction and gave the relative directions for certain points on the chart.

Before compass roses were used on maps, lines were drawn from central points. These lines were hard to follow since there were usually many of these lines intersecting each other on one map. The rose design was typically drawn in a way that made it easier to follow the directional lines.

Having good maps that were easier to read and which were developed using the magnetic compass made it much more efficient to trade for goods in far away lands and over the open seas. Direct routes could be established, and navigation in bad weather enabled transportation to take place year round instead of only on fair weather days during the warmer seasons.

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The four main points (cardinal directions) of the compass were derived from the wind rose: North, East, South, and West. This is also where the four half points originated (ordinal directions). Later, more points were developed to gain more precise bearings, until finally 32 points in total were used. Reciting all 32 points of the compass is called "boxing the compass". Some believe the numbers of the points start at North; however, it actually starts at East. This is because in relation to Western Europe, Jerusalem was in the east and therefore East was considered the primary direction.

The Flour de Lys is primarily used to indicate north. It was typically made in a very elaborate style and prominently placed so it could easily be distinguished from the other directions during low lighting environments, and ensured maps were oriented correctly when being used.

Red, blue, black, and green were the most common colors used in the compass rose. For the times, these colors were the easiest to distinguish in low light situations when using oil lamps.


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Interesting bit of info there ^^^^, and nice decal design!

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Well?

You know what another thought is make a laser cut wood Jeep badge with a compas rose on the end of the word JEEP* That ought to be a cinch for you!
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Seems like this idea might have lost its momentum? Good decal, with a bit of polishing could have been a nice one. Btw I had some other stickers (15cm x 10cm approx) made up for a few bucks each. Good quality too. I only had one of each made but if you did a larger batch the price would come down a bit.
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Never heard from CL........wonder what happenned.....

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Hey CL! WE WANT OUR COMPASS ROSE!!!
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Question Rose decal alive after all?

Hi all, I was thinking of picking up where CL left off and maybe having these stickers made, unless of course CompassLimited objects to me doing so. I would have to refine/alter the design, as even CL agrees his wasn't quite there yet, but I could do the work and cover my costs for maybe USD$8-10 per order or thereabouts, including shipping worldwide. Another idea I had is to put the website (myjeepcompass.com) on the sticker too, although this of course is subject to approval by the site and popular opinion as to whether it looks better or not with the URL.

But before any of that, is anyone still interested in getting one? APART from Skyeye of course lol!... There are about 15 requests in this thread but I'd need a better idea of how many to get made..

Anyone who is interested could you post again and maybe vote as to whether you like:
idea A) the compass rose with J, E, E, P at the points, or
idea B) Skyeye's idea of the word 'Jeep' with a compass rose at the end. (something like the pic i have attached, but better...this laptop only has photoshop elements installed )

Again, I dont mean to rip off CL's idea so if you are out there still wanting to do this sticker, CL, or you object to me stepping in just let me know OK!

Any comments/advice are welcome of course.
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I for one like both.......but again yours seems to be available right away which is not the case with my buddy CL......

My question to you is ..........what color and its dimension overall?

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FFL , there are a few colours/finishes.

Glossy solid colours: Yellow, White, Blue, Red, Green, etc.

Metallic colours: Gold, silver, bronze, Brushed Gold, brushed Silver, thats the best way to describe them) colours:

Matt colours: about ten basic colours Red etc

Fluoro colours: ...? are you for real? lol

And I would probably have a set dimension, that could be decided by popular demand. Somewhere around 15cm (6") long would be a good size I reckon.

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