Cocobolo Scratch Awl

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Project by ShannonRogers posted 07-28-2008 02:08 AM 2015 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this today and I am afraid to use it now cause it is so purtty!

I wrote up a blog on the process and posted it to my site if anyone is interested.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at

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#1 posted 07-28-2008 02:12 AM

One fine looking Awl. A great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 07-28-2008 02:13 AM

Very nice, I like it

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 07-28-2008 02:25 AM

I agree, “awlful” purty

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#4 posted 07-28-2008 02:55 AM

I think it’s awl right. Actually, it’s gorgeous.

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#5 posted 07-28-2008 03:24 AM

Great looking job!

Where did you get the hardware?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 07-28-2008 03:32 AM

Awlrighty then! I like it!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#7 posted 07-28-2008 03:34 AM

Very nice!

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#8 posted 07-28-2008 04:00 AM

Great looking awl. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 07-28-2008 04:12 AM

very nice! i have the same problem. with chisels once they are sharp enough to shave with i don’t want to use them because i don’t want to ruin the edge and it looks all nice and shiny.

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#10 posted 07-28-2008 06:38 AM

Awl Roight you punmasters, we ‘ave a roight pack of Shakespeares ‘ere, we ‘ave.

Gary, got the kit from Penn State Ind.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at

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#11 posted 07-28-2008 03:25 PM

Nice work. I stand in awl at your skills


-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#12 posted 08-28-2008 08:21 PM

very nice!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 08-29-2008 05:11 AM

I thought it was Bubinga at first glance ….... It sure looks like a quality kit ( the hardware ) You did an awesome job on this one !!!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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