Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
AWL for Metal?

Tony - Memphis
I'd like to make an awl for a friend that does metal work, blacksmithing, etc. Any good sources/ideas/suggestions for the scribing part? The wood I can handle. I've seen some stuff out there, but most of it is short and meant to be installed in a chuck type pencil. Even considered buying something and just replacing the handle.

For my wood awls, I just used untreated steel. The tips stay sharp for a very long time. Not sure that would work for metal though!

Thanks,

Tony

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