Masonic Symbol-Freemasonry Emblem-Compass and Square Craft Lodge Decor

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Masonic Symbol-Freemasonry Emblem-Compass and Square Craft Lodge Decor

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Masonic Symbol-Freemasonry Emblem-Wood Carved Compass and Square Lodge or Home Decor - Full and Miniature Square and Compasses

MEANING: The carpenter’s square and a set of compasses joined together is the most identifiable symbol of Freemasonry. Both tools are Architect tools (of the medieval Operative stonemason) that are used in in the first three degrees of Masonic ritual as emblems to teach symbolic lessons. Today’s Speculative masons (meaning philosophical rather than actual building), use this symbolism to teach moral and ethical lessons, such as the four cardinal virtues of Fortitude, Prudence, Temperance, and Justice, and the principles of "Brotherly Love, Relief (or Morality), and Truth" (commonly found in English language rituals).

The compass and the square represents movement towards perfection and a balance between spiritual (compass) and physical (square). This is the simplest meaning...as with any ancient symbol different groups (Lodges in this case) can develop different meanings or ways of expressing the meaning. While some Lodges don’t have the “G” in the Compass and Square, many English speaking countries do depicted this symbol with the letter "G" in the center. The letter has multiple meanings, representing different words depending on the context in which it is discussed. The most common is that the "G" stands for God, and is to remind Masons that God is at the center of Freemasonry. In this context it can also stand for Great Architect of the Universe or the Grand Geometrician of the Universe (a non-denominational reference to God). In a different context, the letter stands for Geometry, described as being the "noblest of sciences", and "the basis upon which the superstructure of Freemasonry is erected.”

The Compass and Square symbol is used primarily by the Blue, or Craft Lodges where initiates go through the first three degrees of Freemasonry, and the Master Mason.

This symbol is perfect for home or lodge decoration for the Mason in your life.

THE CARVING:
Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each carving begins as a 1 X 12 inch cedar board. While we use power tools (Scroll Saw, Rotary shaft Tool, handheld detail sanders etc.), we use no laser’s, CNC machines or computer operated cutting machines. All work is done with our hands and eyes…

We cut the 2 dimensional blanks with scroll and jig saws (double-sized custom orders have to be cut with jigsaw). Carving is done with rotary shaft tools and disc grinders. The 80 grit sanding is the final phase of the carving process, removing the nicks and gouges from the carving tools, and finishes the shaping of the weave. The next 2 sandings with 120 then 220 grit finishes the smoothing and polishing. They are finished with Clear Danish Oil to seal the piece, bringing out the grain and the color.

SIZE: One picture has the piece on a quilting board, lined up on the 1 inch marks. The quilting board, at its simplest, is a one inch grid. So with the piece on the board, you look at the top and follow the line to the left and look at the right side at the widest point and follow the line to the bottom and you have height by width...but wait! It's not that easy! The way this board I have is laid out, if I lined it up on the zero points it would cover up the numbers and on some pieces you wouldn't be able to see them...so, I line it up on the 1 inch marks which means when you get the numbers, you have to subtract 1 inch... TA DA! Measurements may vary slightly from piece to piece.


Materials Used

wood, western red cedar, compass and ruler, scroll saw, router, grinder, rotary shaft tool, hand held detail sanders, clear oils

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Western Red Cedar

Pattern: Masonic

Color: Brown

Finish: Clear Danish Oils

Theme: Masonic Art

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Mexico
First Item: $22.75
Additional Items: $7.00

Germany
First Item: $25.75
Additional Items: $7.00

Norway
First Item: $25.75
Additional Items: $7.00

Ireland
First Item: $25.75
Additional Items: $7.00

Australia
First Item: $25.75
Additional Items: $7.00

United Kingdom
First Item: $25.75
Additional Items: $7.00

United States
First Item: $9.85
Additional Items: $5.00

Canada
First Item: $17.55
Additional Items: $7.00

Policies

Please note that the number of items available listed on the item page, does not necessarily reflect what we have on hand. A multiple number is listed for ease of use for those who would like to order more than one or so the item remains in the store in that time from when the piece is sold until we see it and get a chance to relist. Due to show sales and being in production almost full-time the inventory numbers are always changing and to reflect accurately here would be a full time job. So please, if you have a time issue, check to make sure we don't have to make your item, or if you are interested in more then what we have listed on hand, please ask and we will let you know if we can do the number you need or how long it will take to fill the order.

Payment

On-line: We accept PayPal only at this time. Payments are due at the time purchase is completed.

Over the Phone: We can accept any form of plastic.

Shipping

We do our best to get purchases shipped within 1-14 days from receipt of payment. Normally items are shipped within a week or less, but the wide range listed is due to the times when the piece must be made or when we are traveling to a show. Wood burned items and cabinets may take even longer... Please let us know when you order if there is a set day you need the carving received. If there will be a delay in shipping for some reason you will be notified of the delay.

Domestic:
We ship by United States Postal Service Priority Mail.

International:
We ship by United States Postal Service First Class International.

While we are happy to ship internationally, there are some countries that might prohibit my materials and products for import, and the United States Postal service does not deliver to all countries. Be aware of your countries restrictions and abide by them.

International customers are responsible for any custom fees, taxes, VAT, and/or duties associated with shipping to their respective countries, should they be assessed. Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery, are at the discretion of your country's tax regulations, and I am not responsible for those types of charges. These charges are the responsibility of the buyer. For additional information, please refer to your local customs agency.

Refunds and Exchanges

We will a honor full refund or exchange if notified of your dissatisfaction within 7 days of receiving the product. You have another 7 days after we are notified, to return the product to us. Shipping Insurance must be purchased for the cost of the carving, if the carving is received broken on the return, no refund can be offered unless insurance was purchased. In the case of an item being received damaged from shipping to you, email us a picture of the broken piece, I will file the insurance (you may have to fill out forms from the insurance provider) and I will ship another to you. Please keep in mind that each piece is unique and I will do my best to replicate your original purchase. Also, if an item needs to be returned or exchanged, the shipping and insurance fees are the customer's responsibility.

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