Past Master Masonic Symbol-The Compass, Square, Sun, and Quadrant
MEANING: The oldest known Past Master's Symbol consists of the Compass, Sun, Square and Quadrant. This is the most popular Past Master's Jewel used in the United States.
This symbol includes the Square as a reminder, that it is "By the Square" that the wearer governed his lodge as Master.
The Quadrant shows what angle the Compass is opened at. This is appropriate for the symbol of a Past Master, because it is "By the Compass" that the Freemason keeps himself within due bounds of all man kind. It also generally shows that the Compass is opened to the angle of 60 degrees. This is significant because 60 degrees is the angle of an equilateral triangle. The equilateral triangle represents perfect balance, as all sides are of equal length, and the triangle appears the same from all directions. It therefore teaches that the man who wears this jewel has learned the lessons of Freemasonry, and lives a balanced life. It also shows that the wearer of this jewel has served equally in the South, the West, and the East.
The Sun is used in this symbol to represent that the wearer has observed the sun at:
Its meridian height in the South,
Its setting in the West, and
Its rising in the East.
The Sun also represents light. And, it is understood that the Past Master of a Craft Lodge is a source of Masonic Light to his brothers. It is also appropriate to say that the Sun represents perfect light.
My Carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each piece is finished with a blend of clear oils that brings out the natural color of the wood. For more information on the process of creation, please see my profile.
The last picture has the piece on a quilting board, lined up on the 1 inch marks. So subtract 1 inch from the height and width for the stock size. Measurements may vary slightly from piece to piece.
First Item: $8.50
Additional Items: $4.00
First Item: $8.50
Additional Items: $4.00
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.
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.
Purchases are shipped within 1-5 days from receipt of payment. If there will be a delay in shipping for some reason you will be notified of the delay. Your item(s) will be packed in a Priority Mail box or a suitable mailing box.
We ship by United States Postal Service Priority Mail.
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. In the case of an item being damaged from shipping, let me know and I will ship another to you upon the return of the item or email us a picture of the broken piece. 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 fees are the customer's responsibility.