|Project by bondogaposis||posted 12-20-2012 10:51 PM||845 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
This awl started out in life as a spade bit. I cut the blade off and made the awl from the shank. I like this method because the bits are high speed steel and require no hardening or tempering, that is if you don’t burn it on the grinder. I have made several of these over the years, but this is my best one so far. The wood is Bocote and I found out I’m allergic to it, too bad ‘cause I really like it. The ferule is a gas fitting. It will be a gift to my good friend. I put a flat spot on one side so it doesn’t roll. The thing is sharp and would put a nice hole in your foot if it rolled off, ouch!
-- Bondo Gaposis