Scratch Awl from Scratch (with link to EZ how to)

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Project by DanoP posted 738 days ago 1282 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made an awl from scratch… pun intended.

complete step by step (photo heavy) in my blog here:

it was an easy, quick build.

steal some steel from a screwdriver
shape it with a grinder in the lathe
mount a brass fitting on an old branch and shape with a round nose scraper, file and polish
press and epoxy onto a nice hunk of wood (redwood burl in this case)
shape the wood and give it a durable finish.

tada! A one of a kind Christmas gift in in an afternoon.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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#1 posted 738 days ago

I’d like two to go , please ! Very nice : )

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#2 posted 737 days ago

Great work and cool Blog!

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#3 posted 737 days ago

Nice !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 737 days ago

It looks, well, sharp ! I just stopped at the screwdriver grinding stage . . . Yours looks infinitely nicer.

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#5 posted 736 days ago

A great idea and something I will do very soon!


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#6 posted 733 days ago

Beautiful, I plan on one myself and have been hitting a few garage sales and pick up old screw drivers very cheap…... Excellent idea for x-mas….. thanks for posting.

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