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Offline adamriley

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Woodworking Awl (photos fixed)
« on: December 23, 2011, 06:27:35 PM »
This is my first post , so please be gentle!

I don't have any Wip photos, but here are a few shots of an awl I made on my Barker lathe.
The materials are Stainless Steel (not sure what grade, but it's non magnetic), Cocobolo and silver steel (which I hardened and tempered in my kiln).

I am a cabinetmaker by trade, but am starting to make woodworking tools...





Besides a 4 morse mandrel this is the first real project I've completed on my lathe.
I need to get some tooling and make a radius turner for the lathe I think.

Thanks for looking.

Adam.

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Re: Woodworking Awl (photos fixed)
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 06:50:06 PM »
Locking very good, nice finish just love it  :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Woodworking Awl (photos fixed)
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 08:04:56 PM »
Hi Adam!

That is a NICE looking awl. I have found that some hand made wood tools can works of art in themselves... I saw a hand planer once that was amazing. This one fits in that category.

Just one complaint, when I clicked on the picture to see a larger one, I got an error saying your album was private. Any chance on making a public one so we can see bigger pictures?

Again... very nice.

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Re: Woodworking Awl (photos fixed)
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2011, 01:06:18 AM »
Very Nice Adam!! Welcome to the group!!!!!

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Re: Woodworking Awl (photos fixed)
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2011, 02:44:55 AM »
Wow, thanks for the generous replies.
I've made the album public. Never realised you could even choose, to be honest!

Thanks.
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Re: Woodworking Awl (photos fixed)
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2011, 04:06:47 AM »
Very nice Awls there :thumbup: very classy.

As I was looking at the pics it struck me that the top half looks like a wine bottle stopper :thumbup:


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Re: Woodworking Awl (photos fixed)
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2011, 04:46:06 AM »
Hi and welcome Adam  :wave:


Now thats a lovely bit of workmanship  :clap: :clap: :clap: 


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Re: Woodworking Awl (photos fixed)
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2011, 06:17:57 AM »
Adam,

Very nice :thumbup: :clap:
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Re: Woodworking Awl (photos fixed)
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2011, 06:42:51 AM »
Wow that's lovely. There's something about the combination of finely finished metal and wood. Well done. :thumbup:
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Re: Woodworking Awl (photos fixed)
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2011, 06:58:46 AM »
A very nicely finished project  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Wood and metal is a very nice combination indeed.  :beer:

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Re: Woodworking Awl (photos fixed)
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2011, 03:37:30 PM »
Thanks for the positive comment fellas.
Hopefully this will become a production item once I iron out a few issues.

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Re: Woodworking Awl (photos fixed)
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2011, 08:13:26 PM »
Hi Adam.

Very nice looking awl there  :thumbup:  (what's the difference between an awl and a bradawl... Tip shape apparently!?)

I was slightly led astray looking for the pictures of the whip.... :scratch:   (assuming spelling mistake)  And then realising "Work In Progress"... Up here for thinking  :smart:   :lol:


I'm a great lover of the contrast in differing materials... Don't use wood too often though. But it does look very nice.


I Like the shape a lot too, sometimes a ball is too harsh,I see a hand tool with a drawn out shape to fit better in the hand. Just what I see  :borg:



Looking forward to what else you come up with. If this is the start we should be in for a good show over the next year or so  :thumbup:





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