Four More Awls

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-18-2018 10:33 AM 1256 views 3 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are made from scraps laying in my shop. The first 2 are from that spalted block that they are stuck into. I think it some old maple. They have some inlay of blue azurite in the bad spots. The third one is box elder and the forth was made with a layup of chestnut and walnut to form the rings in the final product. They all have hardened tool steel tips and 44 mag or S&W 500 casing inlaid in the ends. Thanks to LJ Hillbillyshooter for the casings!!!!!Thanks John.

They are 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 12-18-2018 10:36 AM

Looks familliar…those look great!!...Thanks again…one of the most used tool in the shop.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-18-2018 10:38 AM

Awesome looking awls, Jim. Is the last one glued up on the end grain or face grain? It’s kind of hard to tell from the picture and I didn’t think glui g end grain would hold together that well?

Bullet casings as strike plates make a nice touch, just don’t hit em too hard!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#3 posted 12-18-2018 11:26 AM

Usually a tool that doesn’t get a lot of love, nice to see them treated as artwork.

Do you sell these Jim? They are nicer than some I have seen for sale as “specialty tools”

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 12-18-2018 11:35 AM

pretty nice – a guy can’t have too many awls

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 12-18-2018 11:43 AM

I don’t have any awls, except for an old machimist’s awl.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 12-18-2018 12:00 PM

Those are Beautiful, Jim!

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

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#7 posted 12-18-2018 12:21 PM

good looking awls you made,Jim
never enough,I have 3 but allways looking…

-- bambi

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#8 posted 12-18-2018 01:21 PM

They are awl-right Jim. They make good sellers too. Some people have no use for them but once you use one you will never be without one again. Is that part of that burl I sent you couple years ago? I’m wondering what ever happened to Hillbillyshooter. Haven’t seen him around in a long time.

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

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#9 posted 12-18-2018 01:33 PM

Awls well that ends well

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#10 posted 12-18-2018 01:58 PM

Awesome awls! Great job as always.

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#11 posted 12-18-2018 03:36 PM

Nice looking Awls, some of that wood would make some good looking Pens? :)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#12 posted 12-18-2018 04:31 PM

very nice work jim love the shell casings.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#13 posted 12-18-2018 05:15 PM

They look great Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 12-18-2018 06:13 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 12-18-2018 07:38 PM

Sure wish I could make a couple pieces of scrap look and function like that….. Great Work!

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