birdcage awl

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Project by Miniderub posted 11-05-2014 04:39 PM 1813 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought the awl on czech edge and made the handle with cocobolo with a shellac finish. The brass knob on the top was originally suppose to spin separately but I screwed up the mount for the bearing so I scrapped that idea and just epoxied it.

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#1 posted 11-05-2014 06:21 PM

Nice. Too bad about the bearing, but I’m sure it’ll work great.

Be careful though, birdcage awls can bite (see the heading “Sigh” in my version of a birdcage awl:

-- Rob, Ontario

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#2 posted 11-08-2014 03:09 AM

Great looking tool

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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