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Project by Edward E Nock II posted 738 days ago 1315 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HEY LOOK WHOsE BACK!!!!!!

I’ve been busy GOOFING OFF doing some projects and making some mistakes.

These Scratch Awls are a byproduct of one such mistake. ( Lew, you will appreciate this). While making some Celtic knot pins, one of the blanks slipped in the sled, offsetting one of the inlays. (&^%%*). Not wanting to waste any wood, like most of us, I cut both ends off (Tiger Maple) to make two awls. That left me with the crossed centerof the rolling pin. I cut it in half, approx. 4” long ea.

As you can see in the photos, I got some interesting patterns.I had no idea what would get. The one on the right that looks like a balloonis from the end of the knot. The one on the left is from the center of the cross. Pict #1 & #2. Picts #3 & #4show the tops Pict #5 shows their relationship to Celtic Knot Pin. they are finished with Danish Oil.

If you have a copy of ” ShopNotes # 44, pages 28 – 30 you’ll see the basic pattern for the Awls along with a material list & supplies.

See you all later,

ED

-- ED NOCK





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 738 days ago

What a great turnaround

Those are really well worth losing a

rolling pin over. :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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RKaste

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#2 posted 738 days ago

Those are really nice for mistakes. Thanks for sharing.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 738 days ago

Wow, those are great awls. Can you share they process for cutting to make the celtic know. I have wanted to make one for a long time but could not visualize how it is laid up.
thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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lew

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#4 posted 737 days ago

ALRIGHT!!!!

Mistake, Never!!! Just a Happy Accident!

I’ll definitely have to show up at the meeting when you give a lesson on this!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Karson

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#5 posted 737 days ago

Ed: great job.on the Awls.

Jim: Look at some of Lew’s postings. He did the blogs on the jigs for the way to cut the rolling pins.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MonteCristo

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#6 posted 737 days ago

Very handsome awls !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Johnnyblot

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#7 posted 737 days ago

Ooo-er. Very nice. Well done that man :-)

Cheers
John

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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Walt

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#8 posted 737 days ago

Nice mistake wish I could be that fortunate.

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com

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fernandoindia

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#9 posted 737 days ago

Hi Ed, great looking. ALso a good finding pattern from the pins. I will break some of mine, and make a try

Hey Lew, you are no t alone anymore

-- Back home. Fernando

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Gshepherd

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#10 posted 737 days ago

If you make a few more mistakes send them my way…... Beautiful usefull tools…....

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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