LumberJocks

Ends Well

  • Advertise with us
Project by Dave G posted 02-07-2013 12:26 AM 745 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have very functional taste. This fits the hand and I like the gradually tapering point – it makes really nice holes.

This awl is made from 4-1/2” of the tail of a 3/32 chainsaw file, a brass compression fitting nut that had a hole to just fit over the rasp, and a scrap piece of 8/4 cherry turned by mounting on the lathe face plate. I used my drill press chuck in the tailstock to drill a 1-1/2” 3/32 hole in the cherry and epoxied the file tail in. I dipped it twice in satin poly.

After grinding the point I heated it using a propane torch to yellow-cherry red and water quenched it. I cleaned it up a bit with a diamond plate.

Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff





5 comments so far

View Marcus's profile

Marcus

1077 posts in 739 days


#1 posted 02-07-2013 12:38 AM

My kind of handle, Dave. I’ve seen a few projects where the handle looks like a miserable fit to the hand, which always confuses me.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11977 posts in 1825 days


#2 posted 02-07-2013 02:07 AM

Nice one, Dave!!................Jim

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

View MShort's profile

MShort

1728 posts in 2138 days


#3 posted 02-07-2013 05:47 PM

Catchy title…. Very Nice AWL that ends well.

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

View Dave G's profile

Dave G

178 posts in 768 days


#4 posted 02-08-2013 02:55 AM

I gave wrong dimensions in the original post. Here’s a sketch with the correct dimensions.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11343 posts in 895 days


#5 posted 02-08-2013 02:43 PM

Very nice looking tool, beautiful handle and comfortable to hold.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase