|Project by DanoP||posted 773 days ago||1309 views||9 times favorited||6 comments|
Made an awl from scratch… pun intended.
complete step by step (photo heavy) in my blog here: http://lumberjocks.com/DanoP/blog/31106
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.
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