|Project by Indiana_Parrothead||posted 10-18-2009 02:10 PM||2083 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a very simple project that any turner can do in about half an hour. I got tiered of using the punny little Stanley scratch awl that I had. The point was bent and it was just not substantual enough. I made this one using some everyday materials that I had around the shop.
The wood is Ziricote, the point materal is just 1/4” cold rolled steel and the ferrul is a 3/4” copper water line fitting. I turned the wood down to the size and shape that I wanted and then glued the ferrul on. I then drilled the hole for the point and sanded the handle and ferrul together to 800 grit. The point was ground down on a slow speed grinder to the shape and then further refined on the Tormek. Then I chucked up the point in my lathe an sanded/polished the point to 800 grit. Then just used CA glue to glue the point in. It is finished with 4 coats of spray lacquer.
Very simple and fun to make. I am sure it will be better than the little Stanley that I had and come in very handy.
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