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Awls and Knives for Marking Knife Swap

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Project by ShaneA posted 486 days ago 1536 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some of the knives and awls I made for the Marking Tools swap. I sent GMatheson a walnut awl, and marking knife. The awl was made from a kit from Czech Edge consisting of O1 steel and ferrule. I also got 2 marking knife kits (they are the ones in zebrawood) and the bird cage awl kit as well. The marking knife I sent was just simply a blade I had taken from a complete marking knife I had purchased. I removed the blade, turned a new handle, and added a brass ferrule. This are my first attempts at making these type of items.

I made several of these, and it was tough to figure out which ones to send. I figured I would go with a more matched wood, so I sent the walnut awl and knife. They were a lot of fun to make and hopefully he will get some use from them. I will have to admit, I did not have an awl, and barely had ever used one before. But, I found it to be a really useful tool, and I will be using one with a lot more frequency.





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jap

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#1 posted 486 days ago

lovely tools

-- Joel

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#2 posted 486 days ago

Nicely done Shane. The turnings really turned out great….I may follow your lead and give this a try….thanks….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#3 posted 486 days ago

Beautiful marking knives and awls Shane, good job.

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#4 posted 486 days ago

Really nice Shane, you done good.

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#5 posted 485 days ago

Great job Shane. You made a really nice variety of tools there and they are all users.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#6 posted 485 days ago

Thanks fellas, they were fun and pretty quick projects.

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#7 posted 485 days ago

great job shane.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#8 posted 485 days ago

Cool. Only reason I’d want a lathe is to make knobs and tool handles;-) But the LJ newbie doesn’t know what the marking tool swap is?

-- Red -- "There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man, who never knew his life was his for making." Ray LaMontagne

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woodbutcherbynight

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#9 posted 485 days ago

Nice work, they look great. Like you I never bothered with an awl until someone asked for one. I made a test one and actually used it and found I had alot of use as I went along.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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ShaneA

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#10 posted 485 days ago

Red the reason I wanted a lathe was for tool handles and knobs. I have only had mine a couple of months. The swaps (this was the 2nd one) are a shop made tool exchange. Draw names, send one away…get one in return. Its fun to see everyone’s take on the items. The 1st swap was a Christmas mallet swap. Not sure when or what the next one will entail, but they are fun.

Butcher, maybe the best part of the whole thing was discovering the usefulness of the awl. I used the one I sent a lot. Handy little tool.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#11 posted 485 days ago

True, and everyone seems to have a very different idea on how the handle should look. My wrist was shattered in Iraq so I have unusual requirements for handles, they work for me but others wonder what was I thinking… Like I could buy one that way right??? (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#12 posted 485 days ago

Wow Shane. Those are beautiful.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#13 posted 485 days ago

Looking real nice Shane.
Those are pretty.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#14 posted 485 days ago

Very nice Shane. This swap was a great exercise. The ferrules on the zebra wood marking knifes are especially nice. Did they come in the kit?

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#15 posted 485 days ago

Yeah CL, they were two of the blade/kit options that Czech Edge offered.

Thanks for all the kind words.

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