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Project by Dkol posted 12-22-2009 12:35 AM 1726 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.





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Eric in central Florida

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#1 posted 12-22-2009 12:48 AM

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!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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CKM

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#2 posted 12-22-2009 01:08 AM

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 12-22-2009 01:41 AM

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 12-22-2009 06:09 AM

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 12-22-2009 08:06 AM

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 12-22-2009 05:21 PM

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

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CKM

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#7 posted 12-22-2009 07:53 PM

Thanks for the info Dennisgrosen!

-- CKM - Minnesota

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Dkol

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#8 posted 12-22-2009 08:44 PM

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

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SawDustNeophyte

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#9 posted 12-26-2009 11:11 PM

Nice work!

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

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crosseyedcarver

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#10 posted 02-08-2010 03:16 AM

I really like the way this peice looks!

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 02-08-2010 04:13 AM

Thats one unique awl

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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deucefour

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#12 posted 02-25-2010 06:25 AM

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 02-25-2010 06:52 AM

Robert,

Issue 99 May/June 2008

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deucefour

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#14 posted 02-25-2010 12:39 PM

Thank You Sir!

Robert

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

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groy87

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#15 posted 06-02-2011 06:23 PM

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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