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Shopbrewed ebony micro-awl/marking gauge

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Blog entry by Bertha posted 05-08-2011 03:07 PM 1187 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t think this was worthy of a project entry, although I really like it. My fiance’ uses a Cricut paper cutting system and once the little blades are too dull, they are discarded. Or in this case, discarded to me. I’m not sure what these little microblades are constructed of, but they’re very sharp and durable. I plan to use this little knife as a marking knife in close quarters. Thanks for looking! I’m not sponsored by Cricut but if you’re looking for a gift for the better half, this is a pretty good one:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog



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Bertha

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#1 posted 05-08-2011 03:08 PM

Sorry for the CA mess. It cleaned up nicely:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Gregn

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#2 posted 05-08-2011 04:21 PM

Neat little project, one of those when you need it items its good to have on hand.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 05-08-2011 09:31 PM

Neat little marking guage.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 05-08-2011 09:39 PM

That is neat

Thanks for the idea, now I know what to do with my old plotter blades

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 05-08-2011 09:42 PM

cool

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 05-08-2011 11:44 PM

Sweet one.
Is it the wood from the marking knife?
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Bertha

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#7 posted 05-09-2011 12:44 AM

Thank you Mads, no, this tiny awl is of ebony. After Superstretch asked about the similarities between blackwood and ebony, I went for a nugget of ebony. I’m looking forward to the first time I reach for this tiny tool.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 05-09-2011 01:58 AM

Great tool. I love turning ebony.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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