|Forum topic by shipwright||posted 05-16-2013 11:38 PM||2073 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
05-16-2013 11:38 PM
OK here’s the story:
About a month ago my friend Klaus (kiefer) posted a lovely little awl that he had made. My comment was:
I actually have a use for an awl in my marquetry and I think you have just inspired me to make myself a beautiful one like this and discard my 3” nail with the end ground to a cone.
Then yesterday I decided I would make one and get rid of the “old nail” but as fate would have it I got detoured into making another tool that I’ve wanted since I attended The American School of French Marquetry last winter. The inspiration for this was directly from seeing kiefer’s awl.
To make a long story short, I now have one of each and I have kiefer to thank for both of them.
Here’s a photo of the two new tools and the junk they will replace.
A better look at my new awl. It will be used to enlarge the tiny holes drilled in my marquetry packets where they come out of the back of the packet. This makes it much easier to thread the 2/0 blade into the hole.
A better look at my new piece by piece tool. It is not of the same standard of excellence but you can tell where the inspiration came from.
The best way to describe how this tool is used is to have a look at this video that I got from Patrick Edwards’ blog. The tool is used twice, the more important use is assembly, near the end of the video.
Thanks Klaus, your kindness has made my day and this awl will be a treasured posession as long as I live.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/