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Project by bondogaposis posted 10-30-2012 06:19 PM 1521 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little scratch awl I made from some 3/16” steel rod from the BORG and a scrap of zebra wood and a gas fitting. First I ground a point on the rod then I hardened and tempered it. Then I turned the handle and added the gas fitting. I got a little help from fellow lumberjocks about how to remove the wrench lugs on the gas fitting on the lathe. Then I put the steel point in the handle w/ some epoxy and polished it all up. Looks and works great. I am very much a newbie woodturner and this is my first tool handle.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#1 posted 10-30-2012 06:53 PM

i like it

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#2 posted 10-30-2012 11:00 PM

Very nice! I was just making some today and will look at gas fitting for my brass. Thanks, Jim

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

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#3 posted 11-11-2012 06:11 PM

Well done. It could almost be mistaken for Marble wood.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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