European Palm Awl

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Project by Sammo posted 11-24-2016 05:05 AM 614 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a few of these palm awl handles floating around social media and decided to try and give it a shot. After finalizing a pattern, I made my plan of attack for this project. I used the table saw, band saw, wide belt sander, 1×30 sander and some extensive elbow grease.

I ended up using a copper piece of pipe for the ferrule and special ordered a small #0 awl blade from Barry King Tools. After some hand sanding up to 600 grit, I applied a few coats of wipe on poly with some high grit paper in between coats.

I used a walnut block of wood for this project and have already received a dozen orders…....if I want to get into the making business. Not sure. Thanks for looking.

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#1 posted 11-24-2016 05:32 PM

Awesome project. Looks fabulous.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#2 posted 11-24-2016 05:46 PM

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 11-29-2016 04:20 AM

Thank you for the comments!

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