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The "Empty Spaces" Awl

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Project by MakeThings posted 02-10-2022 02:20 AM 641 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As part of my 100 Awl Contest, where I encourage others to make awls out of their best scrap woods, I came up with this awl, which I call the “Empty Spaces” awl. I used jatoba, maple and ebony (and a divine 6D nail) to create it. I used my table saw box joint jig to create the spaces in the maple pieces and then layered the hole and space needed to add a nail.

Finally, I used a pvc pipe with a piece of sandpaper attached to it to give it a rounded inner look.

https://imgur.com/Qki9S5b!

I’m always looking for new participants in this contest as I have a lot of awls I’d love to give away, so if you’re interested, come check out how to enter: https://makethingswithrob.com/stubby_awl/

To see how I made this particular awl (it’s about 5 minutes in all), click here:

-- Most of my public projects: https://www.youtube.com/makethings





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 02-10-2022 02:39 AM

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

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MakeThings

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#2 posted 02-10-2022 02:41 AM


- woodbutcherbynight


Thanks!

-- Most of my public projects: https://www.youtube.com/makethings

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robscastle

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#3 posted 02-10-2022 06:46 AM

Elvis would be proud of you, and
he not really dead either!

-- Regards Rob

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MakeThings

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#4 posted 02-10-2022 07:10 AM



Elvis would be proud of you, and
he not really dead either!

- robscastle


A fellow Rob! Hi Rob.

Naturally, I would be tickled pink of Elvis liked something of mine, but what of this reminds you of Elvis?

-- Most of my public projects: https://www.youtube.com/makethings

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#5 posted 02-10-2022 03:31 PM

It looks like an old-fashioned microphone Rob! I want to pick it up and start singing!!!

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, [email protected]

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MakeThings

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#6 posted 02-10-2022 10:12 PM



It looks like an old-fashioned microphone Rob! I want to pick it up and start singing!!!

Mike

- mikeacg


Mike…(or should I say Mic?), you’re not the first to say that. I think I mistitled this one haha. It does look a like a microphone from the 50/60s!

-- Most of my public projects: https://www.youtube.com/makethings

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robscastle

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#7 posted 02-11-2022 06:23 AM

OK looks like the cryptic comment has been uncovered!

Yes its a shure 55 mike made in the 50s and sought after as the mike of choice

and … he is still not dead!

-- Regards Rob

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MakeThings

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#8 posted 02-11-2022 07:09 AM



OK looks like the cryptic comment has been uncovered!

Yes its a shure 55 mike made in the 50s and sought after as the mike of choice

and … he is still not dead!

- robscastle


Haha, I love it! Thanks for that!

-- Most of my public projects: https://www.youtube.com/makethings

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