Not having any luck selling these, so I lowered the prices. Now you can get a handmade haft or awl for the price of a factory made Osborne...... and help out a fellow leather craftsman in the process!!!
I recently learned how to use a wood lathe, after all these years of wood working and having access to it, I finally started using it.
So I decided to make some awl hafts. The chucks are expoxied in and go about an inch and a half deep with the extension I put on them.
Each haft comes with 5 brass collets to fit anything you want to chuck into it. Some small enough to chuck a sewing needle into as well.
I am posting pics of them as well as some scratch awls I made from up cycled hammer drill and concrete drill bits.
All the hafts are white oak and some have been stained with vinegaroon to turn them gray, some are natural. All are finished with wax and buffed smooth. No poly.
The scratch awls are walnut handles.
The one black awl haft is what I think is Douglas fir from a 112 year old church. It is good stuff but light weight. The vinegaroon turned it coal black!! Which I think looks pretty cool. This is old tight grained wood. Close grain that you can't find anymore.
I am asking $20.00 each for the awl hafts and $15.00 each for the scratch awls.
I am currently in Missouri and that is where they will ship from. I have looked into shipping and it looks like shipping will be cheapest with USPS Priority Mail. If anyone has any better ideas please let me know. But it looks like shipping will be $7.50.
I will be taking payment through PayPal. If you would like to purchase one please respond to this posting with what number you want and also email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want more than one let me know that too and there will only be one shipping charge.
I have included a lot of pics including one of each in my hand so you get an idea of the size. If you would like more pics or information, please ask.
So with that here are the goods!!! Sort through the pics and see if there is something you like!!! And thanks for looking!