Here are a few pictures of what I’ve recently been working on.
I’ve sanded the piece up to 800grit but I still have to hollow out and apply a finish to it.
Here’s a picture of the awl I am currently working on. It’s made from a maple burl I personally stabilized and stainned using colored dyes. (Thanks Mafe and Trifern for the inspiration!). I am still debating on what kind of finish I should apply…. I want the finish to enhance the grain and contrast staining while being durable enough to withstand frequent use.
I am currently leaning towards using Waterlox sanding sealer followed by the waterlox high gloss finish then 3 step buffing system.
I am more than open to any recommendations alternative/better ways to finish the awl.