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Project by kiefer posted 04-07-2013 07:15 PM 2412 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a awl made from walnut and birch with a brass ferule and a 6” power screwdriver bit ground to shape .
The handle is laminated and the hole for the bit is drilled before gluing because the bit has a hex section at the top which required enlarging the dill hole to fit .
The shape of the handle is my design and was done with a combination of tools from drill press to band saw
,sanders,files and whatever since I don’t own a lathe .
Finished with wipe on poly and buffed on my spindle sander with a paint roller sleeve .
Fun project for a snowy morning .

-- Kiefer / It's all about design and innovation





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 04-07-2013 07:39 PM

That came out great!
It looks really cool and sure looks like it will work nicely !
Nice job !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#2 posted 04-07-2013 08:14 PM

Too nice to use! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 04-07-2013 08:17 PM

Sweet looking awl, Kiefer . I like it!!

Buffing on the spindle sander with a paint roller?????? How in genious!!!

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

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#4 posted 04-07-2013 09:08 PM

beautiful design and well made Kiefer.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 04-07-2013 09:27 PM

Very nice…...............love the look of it.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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peteg

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#6 posted 04-07-2013 09:42 PM

Now here’s a man who loves his tools, well done Kiefer
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 04-07-2013 09:57 PM

Very nice. Love the see-thru effect

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 04-07-2013 11:11 PM

Handsome awl ! Are the cross holes just for decoration ?

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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shipwright

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#9 posted 04-07-2013 11:28 PM

Tools or art? Art or tools?
OK both sounds good!

Very nice

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#10 posted 04-08-2013 12:55 AM

Very cool looking. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 04-08-2013 01:31 AM

Nice and foolish me was thinking, I need to BUY an awl. Now I know what to do with those crappy screwdrivers.

Question: Where do you find the brass ferules?

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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#12 posted 04-08-2013 02:20 AM

AWLFULLY nice…...Sorry,couldnt resist.

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kiefer

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#13 posted 04-08-2013 02:33 AM

Thanks Eric
I will put them to use ASAP
Thanks Thomas
Usable tools why not ?
Thanks Jim
Buffing on spindle sander is worth a shot and it does double duty this way .
Thanks Mike
Yes they turned out well .
Just like the blue print LOL

Thanks JAY
Good of you to look in .
Thanks Pete How is it down under?
Waiting for your next creation !!!!!!!
Thanks Joe
See through? I don’t know but maybe OK term for this one .
Thanks Dwight
Not only for decoration but grip and ventilation .
Thanks Paul
Tool Art,I like nice looking tools it’s more pleasure to use them ,look and feel is what is important.
Thanks double DD
I guess cool is a good term for this .
Thanks Jim
Yes scraps can be good and cheap just have to put them to use.
The brass ferules are from a air hose repair kit about $ 3.00 and that gives you two ferules .

-- Kiefer / It's all about design and innovation

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Don Johnson

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#14 posted 04-08-2013 09:10 AM

Nice work – the handle design looks very comfortable to use.

You certainly gave your all to this project.

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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#15 posted 04-08-2013 03:51 PM

Very cool. I need to try buffing on the sander.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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