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xx   PUNCH
xx   TOOL

Jig for sharpening awls on a belt sander.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #80 Jun 2000 pg. 32

Tip on making a safety cap for an awl.
BASKETMAKER #26 Spring 1990 (v.7) pg. 7

Tip: How to modify an awl so that you can consistently punch holes of uniform diameter in sheet metal.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #206 Feb 1980 (v.30#2) pg. 108

Tip: Jig helps when grinding points on tools with tapered shanks (such a scratch awls, etc.).
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 14

Scratch awl from scrap. How to make them in a variety of sizes and shapes from a length of tool steel, brass collar, and decorative wood for handle.
FINE WOODWORKING #100 May-Jun 1993 pg. 56
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 14

Tip on sharpening an awl using a throwing-dart sharpener.
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 16

How to make a flexible stringing awl.

Tip describes how to make a leather pad for the shaft of an awl so the haft will not leave marks in leatherwork.

Scratch awl has a solid mahogany handle ornamented with a solid brass backplate and ferrule.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1996 (v.173#11) pg. 84

Elegant scratch awl features a spalted maple handle, brass ferrule, and a blade made from a long drill bit.
SHOPNOTES #44 Mar 1999 (v.8) pg. 28

Collector's Edition scratch awl with brass accents and a turned walnut handle.
WOOD MAGAZINE #49 Jan 1992 (v.9#1) pg. 58

Simple jig holds an awl when sharpening the tip.
WOOD MAGAZINE #62 Aug 1993 (v.10#5) pg. 14

Shop-made scratch awl features a ball-shaped wooden handle attached to a dart tip.
WOODSMITH #121 Feb 1999 (v.21) pg. 4

Boring can be interesting. Tips on using hand boring tools, including the bradawl, the gimlet, brace and bits, hand drill and twist bits.
WOODWORKER #1013 Apr 1978 (v.82) pg. 152

A-Z of hand tools. Three types of awl (bradawl) along with tips on using and sharpening.
WOODWORKER #1026 May 1979 (v.83) pg. 248

Offset bradawl made from an old screwdriver enables perpendicular holes to be made inside a frame or in a corner.
WOODWORKER Jan 1992 (v.96#1) pg. 79

Improvised tools. Making a marking knife, keyhole saw, bradawl, beading plane, and dovetail-trimming chisel.
WOODWORKER May 1994 (v.98#5) pg. 80

Tip on improving an awl or punch by filing four sides on the round tip.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1993 (v.49#3) pg. 22