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Project by boxcarmarty posted 04-01-2013 02:14 AM 1742 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been an enjoyable event. I made an awl and marking knife out of walnut and maple that went to OnlyJust Me. The brass ferrules were turned down from some old air fittings, and the blades were ground and polished from old screwdrivers. The last 2 photos is an extra I made for myself out of birdseye maple and nickle hardware…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 04-01-2013 02:21 AM

So this will be the excuse you use to buy more screwdrivers? I had to use a couple for the swap?????

Nice work, I liked the idea of using old brass airhose fittings.

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

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Bill Swartzwelder

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#2 posted 04-01-2013 02:24 AM

Nice. You are very creative.

-- What if the Hokey Pokey really is what its all about?

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boxcarmarty

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#3 posted 04-01-2013 02:27 AM

WB, I have enough old screwdrivers to last for several swaps, but if you think we need to go tool shopping, I’m in…..

Thanks wart…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#4 posted 04-01-2013 02:27 AM

Very nice BCM.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 04-01-2013 02:34 AM

Well I can always shop for tools, it is the paying for it I have issues with…....

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

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#6 posted 04-01-2013 02:58 AM

Good stuff, I really like the awls.

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#7 posted 04-01-2013 02:59 AM

very nicely done…...
Almost as good as the set from HF!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 04-01-2013 03:41 AM

Very nice, it was a fun swap.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#9 posted 04-01-2013 09:22 AM

Great job,now I know what to do with my broken screwdrivers.Thanks for sharing.

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#10 posted 04-01-2013 12:27 PM

Very nice pieces. .................jim

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

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#11 posted 04-01-2013 12:51 PM

These are nice looking shop made tools. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 04-01-2013 01:53 PM

Nice !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#13 posted 04-01-2013 02:53 PM

Nice work, both of you guys ended up with very cool tools.

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#14 posted 04-01-2013 08:59 PM

Good re-purposing there Marty…...looking good….

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#15 posted 04-01-2013 11:23 PM

What a cool idea.
The brass air fitting also seems like a great way to go.

I am liking them,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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