Christmas Awls and a Coaster

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-06-2018 01:49 AM 908 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two awls are Christmas presents for some of my shop buddies They are made from Pistachio wood and have solid brass ferrules and hardened tool steel points.

The coaster is a cut off from a project I started tonight and could not throw it away. I needed a new one by the computer anyway! I think it is juniper.

They are all finished with EEE and Shellawax.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 12-06-2018 01:59 AM

Beautiful goodies!

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#2 posted 12-06-2018 02:07 AM

Very nice.

I know about that “Cannot throw it” thing.

I like the step on the awls makes them even more usable than just a straight shaft!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 12-06-2018 02:18 AM

Those awls are awl right ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 12-06-2018 02:23 AM

These are great looking. Wish I was on your gift list. I have a lack of imagination about why the steps on the steel parts makes them more useful.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#5 posted 12-06-2018 02:39 AM

Wow Jim, those are absolutely gorgeous! Great Job!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#6 posted 12-06-2018 02:52 AM

Those look great. Love the Awls. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 12-06-2018 03:07 AM

Very nice Jim.
I wouldn’t throw the coaster away either.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 12-06-2018 03:25 AM

Nice work Jim! They look High End!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 12-06-2018 04:43 AM

Awesome looking awls Jim. How about a coaster for the awls, A AWL COASTER to hold them.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 12-06-2018 04:55 AM

Great gifts Jim…My awl is still standing..there was some wood crack, but I solved it with some epoxy…cheers my firend!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 12-06-2018 05:31 AM

very nice Jim, gifts will be appreciated.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 12-06-2018 06:06 AM

Real nice tools are a treasure Jim, well done!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#13 posted 12-06-2018 07:08 AM


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.



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#14 posted 12-06-2018 07:48 AM

Made neat and beautiful. This will be a great gift.

-- Anatolii UKRAINE

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#15 posted 12-06-2018 09:01 AM

Lovely, and the blue through that one awesome,(was it epoxy??)
The ferrules from center fire rifle cartridges??

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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