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Project by boxcarmarty posted 480 days ago 1272 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 480 days ago

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 480 days ago

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 480 days ago

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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CL810

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#4 posted 480 days ago

Very nice BCM.

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

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 480 days ago

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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ShaneA

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#6 posted 480 days ago

Good stuff, I really like the awls.

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 480 days ago

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 procratination a bad thing?

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bondogaposis

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#8 posted 480 days ago

Very nice, it was a fun swap.

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captbbrooks

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#9 posted 480 days ago

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

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 480 days ago

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

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

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 480 days ago

These are nice looking shop made tools. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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DaddyZ

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#12 posted 480 days ago

Nice !!!

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

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 480 days ago

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

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#14 posted 479 days ago

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

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

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SPalm

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#15 posted 479 days ago

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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