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Awe, more Awls..........

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-30-2012 06:43 PM 1906 views 9 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the second batch of awls I just finished . I made them pose in their new stand that I will use at the Arts and Craft show tomorrow. They are sharp as needles so this way the points are protected. I made the stand out of one piece of maple plywood and experimented with an integral foot and it worked pretty well. I may use it for other displays, too.

The Awls are made from box elder, spalted beech, cherry, spalted maple and osage orange. Some are gifts but I’ll test the market at the craft show to see if they sell. They have brass ferrules and hardened drill rod shafts. Most have a Win. 30-30 shell in the back and one of the box elder ones has a Rem. 44 Mag shell in it. I only had one of them.
They are finished with clear lacquer.

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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 11-30-2012 07:43 PM

These are all beautiful Jim,nice work.
Please excuse the question but I can’t help but wonder how big of a demand there is for Awls?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-30-2012 07:57 PM

They look awsome!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-30-2012 07:57 PM

This may very well be my favorite piece of yours

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#4 posted 11-30-2012 08:45 PM

You Awl done it Jim. Nice work.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 11-30-2012 08:48 PM

Nice selection there Jim, plenty of choices for the lucky buyers :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 11-30-2012 09:05 PM

cool,

-- Joel

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#7 posted 11-30-2012 09:12 PM

Jim they are just amazing.
I love the spalted wood, that sure is a favorite.
I’m all out of order these days…
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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MShort

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#8 posted 11-30-2012 09:35 PM

Great bunch of awls Jim and a great way to display them. Good luck at your show tomorrow.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#9 posted 11-30-2012 09:54 PM

Hey guys, I was lucky enough to talk Jim into selling me one a while back and I can tell you for sure that the pictures do not do his awls justice ! They are a nice piece of work !

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#10 posted 11-30-2012 10:05 PM

My grandad used to say, “If you ever need a hole, say ‘awwwwwwe,’ and use the Awl.”

Yeah, it was a pretty weak pun back then, too. :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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

Wow Jim, Another beautiful set!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#12 posted 11-30-2012 10:13 PM

those are awesome! how much for the red one?

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#13 posted 11-30-2012 10:22 PM

They are great Jim, nice selection of woods. You are sure finding uses for that plywood.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#14 posted 11-30-2012 10:35 PM

Jim, you amaze me…
... once you get started on something…
... you just get awlfully good at it! LOL

This batch looks GREAT just like the previous batch(es)...

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#15 posted 11-30-2012 10:55 PM

“Awlsome”. ;-). Very nicely done. Really like your enlay of shell heads. If you you are interested in using other calibers PM me as I reload and/or shoot a number of calibers, including .223 (5.56), 22-250, 270, 30-06, 300 WinMag, 338 WinMag, 10 mm, 44mag, 45 acp, 460 S&W Mag, 500 S&W Mag and 458 SOCOM. I’d be more than happy to send you some (free of course).

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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