I have always loved the design of the Vesper Cohen Awl, so I decided to make something very similar.
It is made from hard rock maple, a brass plumbing fitting, and a short piece of O1 hss drill rod. I finished it with four coats of Shellac and some furniture paste wax.
I have an old Grizzly G1022 table saw. For the most part it has been a great workhorse and after many sleds and jigs it gives me far better precision than I deserve.
Recently it has started to develop a problem. I carefully set the blade angle before a cut and by the middle of the cut the blade...