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    Stubby Awl (To make you feel like a million dollars!)

    Hello awl! Hope you had a fantastic New Year!



    If you're interested in the step by steps for this project, I'm listing that website here:
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    Thanks Make Things! We've added your Stubby Awls to our Measuring and Marking category,
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    Thanks for sharing.

    Did you have to sharpen the point on the nail? How?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_H View Post
    Thanks for sharing.

    Did you have to sharpen the point on the nail? How?
    Not necessarily. I have sharpened one of them, and I'd probably prefer it, but I think you'll need to use the same pressure with one that's sharp and one that's not. To sharpen it, I used my thin strip sander, put it at an angle (flat against the sander table) and turned it a couple times. If you do this, it's probably a good idea to add some oil to the tip as the little bit of protection that's added to the nail will now, obviously, be gone.



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