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Offline jdm

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hand made awl
« on: July 08, 2022, 01:47:55 AM »
I was digging around in the dungeon looking for a few things to put on the table at the K.C. show next weekend . I had stuck this back in one of the drawers. Neat old awl. I'm not sure of age or where I picked it up. It was  missing the end piece when I got it . I always thought I'd talk someone into making a cap for it  but never got around to it. I thought it's the kind of thing some of you might like and took some quick pics. Any comments are welcome.  Jim








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Offline Tim Crosby

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Re: hand made awl
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2022, 10:38:32 AM »
 Is it made of horn?

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Re: hand made awl
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2022, 03:29:05 PM »
Yes  Tim. It's made of horn.I thought it was neat that the maker used his artistic talent  to make a simple tool into something a little more special.
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Re: hand made awl
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2022, 06:35:53 PM »
Cool. An end plug would turn that into a neat little container for a sewing kit. —JB

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Re: hand made awl
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2022, 09:04:25 PM »
Who knows? Maybe it had a base plug at one time.
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Re: hand made awl
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2022, 01:14:28 AM »
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Cool. An end plug would turn that into a neat little container for a sewing kit. —JB

 I think you may be on to something. It's kind of fancy for a guy to have sitting around on his work bench, but a sewing kit ...

Robert I feel sure it did. The way it is now it's very uncomfortable in the palm of your hand.   Jim
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Offline BOB HILL

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Re: hand made awl
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2022, 05:17:53 AM »
I used an old spring out of a broken pocket knife to make an awl a long time ago. That looks like what they might have made the blade of. A very  neat piece you have there.
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Re: hand made awl Tim Crosby save
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2022, 07:26:47 PM »
Tim Crosby sent me a message offering to put a plug on the end of this to make it a useful tool again . He also made a nice piece to cover the sharp end when not in use. The work blends in perfectly with the old awl.  Thanks , Tim  It looks great !  Jim






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Re: hand made awl
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2022, 08:28:55 PM »
Tin's artistry puts it right back into shape, doesn't it? Good work! Thank you for bringing it back in.
Dick 

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Re: hand made awl
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2022, 05:02:59 AM »
Nice.
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Re: hand made awl
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2022, 09:18:52 PM »
That looks really nice. I really like the concept--combo sewing kit/ awl. (May have to make one of those myself). Or perhaps someone in the HCH will make a couple and start a trend. --JB