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Koa Awl and sheath

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-13-2013 01:56 PM 997 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this awl as gift to my wife’s stained glass instructor who gave her a piece of Koa to see if I could use it for anything. It has a 44 Mag shell in the end ( thanks Hilbilllyshooter) , a solid brass ferrule and hardened tip. I was going to make a dowel to send along to protect the tip and the rest of the 44 Mag shell was laying in the lathe chips so I incorporated it into a sheath to guard the blade when carrying it.

The Awl is finished with EEE and Shellawax. The sheath is clear lacquered.

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





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 07-13-2013 02:11 PM

Most excellent craftsmanship, thanks for sharing.

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 07-13-2013 02:22 PM

Great awl as always! Plus, great sheath to go with it—way to utilize what you have and complete a theme.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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wiswood2

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#3 posted 07-13-2013 02:34 PM

Great idea, and a very nice job.
Chuck

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 07-13-2013 03:11 PM

Awlfully nice as usual… LOL

Very COOL…

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 07-13-2013 03:30 PM

Good job Jim a very fancy awl.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 07-13-2013 04:55 PM

They say you learn something new everyday and Jim, you are the teacher on this one, I’d never heard of an Awl until I saw this and then looked it up, now I know hahaha. Nice!

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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grizzman

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#7 posted 07-13-2013 05:24 PM

a very striking tool, with the masters touch, very nice job jim.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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stefang

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#8 posted 07-13-2013 05:39 PM

Wonderful awesome awl Jim. I love the way you did the ferrule and the rests too!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 07-13-2013 07:54 PM

Thank you all. I’m glad you like it. Eric will be getting it Wed. night. I hope he likes it,too.

John, thank you so much for those big casings. I only used a couple of the 500’s so far. They sure add to any piece I make!!
Cheers, Jim

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

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Roger

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#10 posted 07-13-2013 09:30 PM

That looks awl-rite to me.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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peteg

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#11 posted 07-13-2013 10:16 PM

Another nice job Jim, do you make your own scriber, or do you but them as a stock item, that is a nice looking tapered piece of steel. love the sheath
Pete

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

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Bob Collins

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#12 posted 07-14-2013 12:13 AM

Nice looking awl, great idea with the sheath.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Mip

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#13 posted 07-14-2013 12:14 AM

I like the sheath made out of a shell casing. The awl is pretty nice, too.

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aussiedave

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#14 posted 07-14-2013 12:30 AM

Very nice looking awl and sheath Jim….great job as always.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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sedcokid

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#15 posted 07-14-2013 12:35 AM

Another Great piece Jim!! I am sure the fellow with love this awl as well. Did you make the scriber?

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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