Scratch Awl

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Project by Docwks posted 02-18-2009 04:04 AM 1642 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These are the 3 scratch awls that I have completed. The middle one is Leopard wood from Peru. (I think) The shaft is 01 1/4” steel. I chucked up the 7” piece in my cheap drill from HF and turned it on and then turned on my 4×26 belt sander with 60 grit and got a nice taper. The ferrule is a brass nut from Big Orange turned on the lathe after putting it on with epoxy. I used a large 1/2” thick scraper to make it round, using really light passes. The other two are Cocobolo and I used 3/16 stainless. The one on the right is the one I use the other ones are spoken for. I get my steel from a local retail steel outlet that sells cut offs. I paid $12 for the SS I got and I have enough to make 12 more. Oh the awl on the right has a 6” piece of steel with 4 1/2” exposed. The finish is CA with EEE and Renaissance wax.

-- Bill

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#1 posted 02-18-2009 04:18 AM

Those are really nice.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#2 posted 02-18-2009 05:03 AM

Beautiful Tools!

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

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#3 posted 02-18-2009 03:36 PM

Wow, beautiful. Not hard to believe that those are spoken for!


-- "Start with ten.....end with ten"

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#4 posted 02-18-2009 04:21 PM

Beautiful creations!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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