An awl has many great uses for a user. It can be used as a toolbox, stitching for people who work with leather, or the starting hole for a screw. To make an awl, a person will need a block of wood, a piece of steel for the shaft, and ferrules that are made from something like copper or brass. These pieces should be put together to properly form the awl. When done, a finish needs to be added to complete the project.
- This is a fun beginners project for anybody who is interested in using an Awl.
- This is perfect for woodworkers because it is useful for making holes for screws in wood.
- See which tools will fit the hand of the person who is going to be using it first.
“As a woodturner, I use an awl to mark the center of a spindle-turning blank, and I use a small dedicated awl to hold my bowl templates in place instead of a nail or screw. And, with a longer shaft and a longer, straight handle, you have an ice pick instead.”