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01-08-2013 10:04 PM

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The coolest awl I have ever seen!
Santa actually bring out presents…

Ok, perhaps not Santa but the postman,
perhaps not from Santa,
in fact from my wonderful friend Jim .

Take a look at this!
That is what I call a sexy awl!!!

And please notice the level of detail.
And the super cool top, I wonder if Jim fired the shot himself?

Ohhhhh yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Not just an awl.
A so cool awl.
A gift from a wonderful friend of mine.
A gift from Jim.

I have to admit that right now I do more clay than wood.
Hope I will not be kicked out of LJ…

But also a little woodworking, a bookshelf wall mount and some kitchen shelves and cabinets for a friend, so I hope to be forgiven.

Dear Jim, thank you soooooo much for the wonderful awl and thank you for the beautiful bracelet for my beloved daughter Mathilde, we are both more than happy, we are touched deep in our hearts.
I know you often send me a thought and a prayer, I often send you a thought back and even managed to send you back a few prayers.
May life be sweet to you and yours, you do deserve that.

The best of my thoughts and thanks,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 10:13 PM

Wow, that is a beautiful Awl.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 10:17 PM


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 10:24 PM

A beatiful hand tool for a talented set of hands. The two are a natural fit and Jim must have recognized whose shop such a piece would feel at home in Mads. Thank you for sharing the kindness of Jim and a well placed match between hand and tool.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#4 posted 01-08-2013 10:39 PM

The craftsmanship is excellent. It’s a real joy to receive such gifts from close friends. The little things, such as gifts like that, are treasures that last for a lifetime. The gift may be little but the heart of the giver… You get the picture. Thanks for sharing and enjoy.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#5 posted 01-08-2013 10:56 PM

Beautiful awl and great gift. I’m sure you will get a lot of use out of it Mads. Perfect for a man of many talents.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 01-08-2013 11:05 PM

There’s a treasure. Enjoy.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#7 posted 01-09-2013 12:49 AM

That’s plenty awl-rite with me.. Very awesome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 01-09-2013 02:02 AM


-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 01-09-2013 02:03 AM

My comment is my signature line…. Good job Jim!

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

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#10 posted 01-09-2013 05:52 AM

That’s a beautifull awl Mads.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 01-09-2013 06:09 AM

i know your joy now mads
i just got one today too !

for all you do for us all

enjoy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 01-09-2013 11:01 AM

I’m pretty sure the bullet was used to kill the tree the handle was turned from.


It’s really wonderful. And ha, you’re into clay now, I can’t believe it :D

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#13 posted 01-09-2013 02:39 PM

Wow, a work of art!

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

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#14 posted 01-09-2013 03:20 PM

Awwwwwl shucks. That’s just too nice for shop work.


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#15 posted 01-14-2013 07:11 PM

You are very welcome, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!.........Jim

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

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