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New Batch of 45 Auto Awls

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-15-2014 12:56 AM 2532 views 9 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was almost out of awls so I made a batch of 10- used up the last of my 1/4” drill rod. Each of these has a 45 Auto casing embedded in the top. They have solid brass ferrules and heat treated points.
In the first photo, the top left 3 are spalted beech. The top right 3 are hard maple burl.
the bottom 2 on the left are figured maple. The next to the right is box elder and the bottom right is osage orange.

They are all finished with spray clear glaze.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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leghome

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 01:02 AM

Osage orange is fun to work with but when I used it for an insert in the doors on my entertainment center I had to hand cut the miters because the power miter box kept shattering the Osage orange when I used it. A lot of the problem was more than likely the inserts were only 1/8” thick.

-- If'n I had knowed retirement was this good I'd a dun it sooner

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 01:03 AM

Oh yes yes yes!!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 01:08 AM

Not only great looking, but great tools! Looks like some people are going to have a great Christmas.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 01:19 AM

Man those are nice. Until you have an all you don’t know how much you NEED one.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 01:21 AM

The firing pin on the weapon sure puts a dent in the primer.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#6 posted 12-15-2014 01:28 AM

Nice assortment Jim. I have always used a tubular copper rivet but the casings are a lot cooler. It makes a nice little tap feature if needed.
p.s I should have my shop sign posted tomorrow using the fireman’s cross. Thanks

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 12-15-2014 02:02 AM

Nice tools

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 12-15-2014 02:11 AM

Very cool

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 12-15-2014 02:59 AM

Must be nice to be able to make the metal parts also .
Looking good Jim turned out real nice .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#10 posted 12-15-2014 03:43 AM

When I sell these at shows, I give the buyer a short piece of hose to protect themselves from that sharp point.
But for gifts, I made something a bit more classier. These are 223 casings that are cut off, stuffed with a 5/16” dowel and drilled out to 3/16” to go over the point. They are buffed and lacquered.
I find lots of uses for all the casings I pick up at the range. Too many of the casings are steel now and are rusty before not too long!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 12-15-2014 03:51 AM

very talented sir.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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#12 posted 12-15-2014 03:54 AM

These are sweet, Jim!

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#13 posted 12-15-2014 04:07 AM

Nice work Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 12-15-2014 04:43 AM

No doubt, they all look great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 12-15-2014 05:31 AM

Wow….you have been a busy little Jim!!!! Nice job sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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