New set of Awls

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Project by Bluenote38 posted 10-20-2017 02:20 PM 786 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made up a set of awls from some leftover 3/16” music wire, a Purple Heart pen blank and a piece of pine. The long one with the Purple Heart is spiral ground with a tapered point. The short one in pine is a Bird Cage tip. I stripped off the earlier handle, just didn’t like it.

For the Bird Cage I tried to simulate the finish Lumberjock TriFern ( has on his turnings. I think I have the sense of it but not the execution.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#1 posted 10-20-2017 10:05 PM

Real nice awls!!


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#2 posted 10-21-2017 04:24 AM

Great looking and useful tools!

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#3 posted 10-21-2017 11:42 AM

Very nice set!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 10-21-2017 02:35 PM

These are very nice shop made awls. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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