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    Thanks for the clarification, CedarSlayer. Learned something new again. Your three-sided version is a nifty idea too.

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    Hi Bob,
    To come back on my comment above, I was more talking of something to be punched, what you describe is more for drilling, I will give it a try.
    I have a couple of questions, what's the use of your awl with the oval tip ground at an angle ? (second photo in the first post)
    Where do you source the nice rings you used on the first and on the egg handle one from ?

    It reminds me some similar shaped tools I have made, but for wood turning, I will post them.
    Christophe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christophe Mineau View Post
    Hi Bob,
    To come back on my comment above, I was more talking of something to be punched, what you describe is more for drilling, I will give it a try.
    I have a couple of questions, what's the use of your awl with the oval tip ground at an angle ? (second photo in the first post)
    Where do you source the nice rings you used on the first and on the egg handle one from ?

    It reminds me some similar shaped tools I have made, but for wood turning, I will post them.
    Christophe
    The oval tip is an easy way to make a less aggressive but tougher gouge for carving. Works really well if you are careful with the grain. To make a more aggressive gouge simply, start with a tube.

    The best source I know for a wide range of rings for ornamentation, grip and Ferrels.
    After you look over the choices you will see how conservative on bling I am.

    Investing in a few selections like this can give you spare parts for some interesting effects. Note that a lot of these rings will be way to big for a tip end ferrel. A lot will be large for a ferrel at the back of a chisel.

    My wood turning is pretty plain as well.

    Whenever I can manage it, I just make simple straight tubes.

    No fancy curves or artistry really.

    Bob
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    Thanks CedarSlayer! I've added your Awls to our Metalworking and Woodworking categories, as well as to your builder page: CedarSlayer's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:



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