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Bizman62

I made an awl

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Thought I'd share this here as well since the original forum no longer exists.

So... My ex-wannabe-son-in-law wanted to go to a luthiery school and I had been watching the early Crimson videos where Ben had an awl named Jessica. One day as I was in my wood shed I noticed a featherless dart lying around - the type that's very common here. The plastic tail is screwed in so I thought I'd try if a regular screw would fit and found one, only of the wrong size. So off to the hardware store to buy one single bolt with a square part below the cap. A wooden handle is a must so I chose a piece of alder from the pile of firewood, drilled a hole through it and after some carving with a knife lathed it using my hand drill! Some oil and voilà!

 

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nice work.  tis a pretty handle. 

I'm assuming you built this so that when you now use it on a guitar build you can rightfully say "I gave it my awl".

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11 minutes ago, mistermikev said:

"I gave it my awl".

'Awl take two, thanks'

'Is that awl you've got?'

'He's as wise as an awl'

'We could awl play a game of darts, but I've just turned them in to something else'

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9 minutes ago, curtisa said:

'Awl take two, thanks'

'Is that awl you've got?'

'He's as wise as an awl'

'We could awl play a game of darts, but I've just turned them in to something else'

y'awl are just being silly now.

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And that's another fine mess you've gotten us into Awlie....

And a fine awl it is too.

Might this be considered a non guitar build, Andrew?

SR

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1 hour ago, ScottR said:

And that's another fine mess you've gotten us into Awlie....

And a fine awl it is too.

Might this be considered a non guitar build, Andrew?

SR

dang it awl... I swear I did not intend to start this hootenanny.  I feel awlful.  Just another brick in the wawl I spose.

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On 1/16/2020 at 8:35 AM, ScottR said:

Might this be considered a non guitar build, Andrew?

Awl see what I can do...

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