Rockler Scratch Awl Kit

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Project by FJPetruso posted 11-02-2009 02:39 AM 3209 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been using an awl made by MAC tools in my shop. It’s something I purchased for my work as a vehicle & equipment mechanic & has a plastic screw-driver type handle. I wanted to make an awl that has a nice design for working in my woodshop & have been eye-balling the awl kit with the brass fittings at Rockler for months but haven’t come up with a design that I wanted. Then I bought a book on Shaker tools at a flea market that has a very nice shaker style awl. I borrowed from that shaker style & made a couple of the Rockler awl kits. One I made with a cherry handle & the other with a Black Walnut handle. The handles have a modified Shaker Peg look. After finishing the first awl with the Cherry handle I modified the design & the Rockler instructions & gave the second hadle a counter bore to recess the brass knob on top & to give a 1/4 inch more length of wood to the handle. The Cherry handle has a maple stain & a satin finish. The Walnut handle has no stain, only a satin finish. They seem to have come out with a pleasing design & fit very well in the hand. I especially like the hefty feel that the brass fittings give to the awl. The brass fittings & wood grain give the awls a high dollar look.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#1 posted 11-02-2009 02:41 AM

These came out great nice work Frank

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#2 posted 11-02-2009 02:45 AM

Nice looking awls.

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#3 posted 11-02-2009 07:35 AM

These are really great owls.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 05-30-2011 01:46 AM

Those are some great looking Scratch Awls. Nice design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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