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Scratch Awl that is. It is based on design in Shop Notes a few years back. 1/4” Square stock heated with a torch and twisted, then filed to a point. Handle is cherry and maple. I actually made three of these as gifts, but two had to be mailed before I got photos.

-- http://www.facebook.com/AdaCountyWoodWorkers?ref=hl





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 1577 days ago

I saw that Shop Notes article and was going to make some of those but never got around to it.
I think yours came out every bit as nice as those in the magazine.
The twist & laminated handle rock!

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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CKM

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#2 posted 1577 days ago

I like this a lot! The twists are very nice and add a lot of character. I’m curious what you use to attach the wood to metal. I’ve got a project coming up that I’ll need to attach wood to metal in a similar fashion as yours and I’ve been looking at the 5 or 10 minute epoxy by Gorilla. Any advice or information would great. Thanks.

CKM

-- CKM - Minnesota

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1577 days ago

Great tool for the shop that wil bring joy to the work every time you use it

CKM
epoxy is allways good for that kind of connection have done a lot that way
but I donĀ“t now that brand so !!

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John Gray

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#4 posted 1577 days ago

Very nice job, the Shop Notes article is still on my to-do list.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Greg Salata

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#5 posted 1577 days ago

Outstanding results.
You will make someone very happy with that !

I built a couple of those this year as gifts also.

Greg

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Rick

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#6 posted 1576 days ago

Sweet. What did you use to polish it back up after heating?

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CKM

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#7 posted 1576 days ago

Thanks for the info Dennisgrosen!

-- CKM - Minnesota

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Dkol

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#8 posted 1576 days ago

Thanks for the comments.

CKM, sorry for the slow response. I used quickset epoxy and cut some grooves in the shank of the awl to hopefully anchor it better.

Rick, I just used sandpaper to clean up. Started off with 80 grit emery cloth and ended up with 220 to give a satin finish.

dan

-- http://www.facebook.com/AdaCountyWoodWorkers?ref=hl

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SawDustNeophyte

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#9 posted 1572 days ago

Nice work!

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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crosseyedcarver

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#10 posted 1529 days ago

I really like the way this peice looks!

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1529 days ago

Thats one unique awl

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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deucefour

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#12 posted 1512 days ago

That is really nice work, any chance you could direct me to the shop notes article? well done.

Robert

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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Dkol

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#13 posted 1512 days ago

Robert,

Issue 99 May/June 2008

-- http://www.facebook.com/AdaCountyWoodWorkers?ref=hl

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deucefour

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#14 posted 1512 days ago

Thank You Sir!

Robert

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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groy87

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#15 posted 1049 days ago

I have been unable to find the article is there anyway you could provide a quick summary on how to accomplish the twist? BTW the awl looks great!

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