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The "Golden Ratio" Awl

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Project by MakeThings posted 02-18-2022 09:46 AM 764 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

And the 100 awl giveaway continues! I call this little rascal the “Golden Ratio” awl. As stated in other projects, my goal is to make 10 different types of awls and give 10 of each awl model away. What do I want in return? A picture of an awl that you made (it’s really that easy)!

I used redheart, curly maple and ‘essence of ebony’ (ground up ebony, mixed with epoxy). To give this feller a little strength, I crossed the grain, similar to plywood. Because crossing the grain can be problematic, I added dowels. The result? Watch the video. I used a mallet on it in the end…she’s a durable little tool.

I used sketchup to come up with the golden ratio, printed it off and glued it to my redheart/curly maple blanks. Then I used a scroll saw to cut it out and a dremel to round the edges. While very time consuming, it was a fun project that comes with its own hook to hang it with.

Thanks for looking!

Oh and if you’re interested in getting your picture at the end of a video with an awl you made (as well as an awl), click here: https://makethingswithrob.com/stubby_awl/

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





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#1 posted 02-19-2022 05:49 AM

I love me some Au ratio. Believe it or not I use ~1.62:1 in some of my design work. For instance I’ve recently started using it in some of my cutting boards. They are 2” thick E Maple that is typically 10” X 16.2” long. I then glue up 1/8” walnut longitudinal strips spaced at a Fibonacci series. There is just something about those boards that makes folks like them…But don’t try to explain it in too much depth. That can actually put people too sleep…kunk

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#2 posted 02-19-2022 07:07 AM



I love me some Au ratio. Believe it or not I use ~1.62:1 in some of my design work. For instance I ve recently started using it in some of my cutting boards. They are 2” thick E Maple that is typically 10” X 16.2” long. I then glue up 1/8” walnut longitudinal strips spaced at a Fibonacci series. There is just something about those boards that makes folks like them…But don t try to explain it in too much depth. That can actually put people too sleep…kunk

- kunkprime


Yeah, there’s something magical about it. Maybe people recognize something about it but can’t put their finger on it…which causes them to be intrigued to the point of ‘gotta have it’. We’re strange creatures, that’s for sure.

Thanks for your comment!

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

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