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The "Never used an awl" club 16294

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The "Never used an awl" club
« on: September 22, 2016, 08:25:03 PM »
Just realised, I don't think I've used an awl. Ever.

There may have been a time when I was 8 years old when I used one for drilling conkers. Conkers being a serious sport for us knock-kneed 8 year olds. But since then....
(scratches head.)

Nope. Never.
This probably explains why the Pioneer doesn't excite me much. A quarter of the tools are useless!


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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 08:43:27 PM »
Sounds like a great time to take up cigars.......


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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 08:48:46 PM »
Sounds like a great time to take up cigars.......

Great pic  :tu:

Unfortunately I don't qualify for membership of this club.

I was just scratching my head while thinking if I ever used the awl, when I realised it was an awl with which I was scratching my head.

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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2016, 08:56:02 PM »
Sounds like a great time to take up cigars.......

Great pic  :tu:

Unfortunately I don't qualify for membership of this club.

I was just scratching my head while thinking if I ever used the awl, when I realised it was an awl with which I was scratching my head.

 :rofl:  Thanks!

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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2016, 09:21:01 PM »
Sounds like a great time to take up cigars.......

Great pic  :tu:

Unfortunately I don't qualify for membership of this club.

I was just scratching my head while thinking if I ever used the awl, when I realised it was an awl with which I was scratching my head.

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I used a 91mm awl to make an additional hole in a leather belt,
and my SI awl to carve a big circular hole in a "thin" (a little more 1mm) plastic sheet

So i can't apply to this club  :angel:

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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 09:29:01 PM »
Nope, can not join either, used an awl the first time this past Monday morning to poke a hole in drywall to insert a screw anchor to mount a replacement lamp. 

I was close to using a Phillips but a awl did a better job. 

Oh, oh, any awl? Or just a SAK awl?

The one I used was a LM Rebar awl...


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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 09:45:32 PM »
I knew from the outset this would be a very exclusive club. Pretty sure Scarlett Johansson has never used an awl. Ditto Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron.
So that's four so far...
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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2016, 09:53:30 PM »
Still an exclusive club.
Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron were all over last night using an awl as a skewer to eat appetizers.   :D
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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2016, 10:05:33 PM »
Never used an awl?!  :sa: ... But... It's... you know... an awl!  :ahhh

(Yes, I like having an awl.  :D I have used it for anything from drilling an inspection hole in a wall to rip open shrink wrapped plastic.)
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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2016, 10:07:43 PM »
actually I have it on good authority that Scarlett Johansson did use an awl

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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2016, 10:16:25 PM »
Am I in he wrong thread, again?

« Last Edit: September 22, 2016, 10:17:49 PM by kaput »

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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2016, 10:18:33 PM »
Sounds like a great time to take up cigars.......
Cool pic, mmmaybe questionable advice however  :think:  ;)  :D
« Last Edit: September 22, 2016, 10:54:39 PM by kaput »

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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2016, 11:23:40 PM »

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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2016, 11:46:21 PM »
Use them once every couple years. Usually has a pokey bit to probe something, never for their intended purpose. Last used the back side awl on a Tinker to poke an unscrewed screw that was sticking to something. Don't recall what. Blade didn't fit. Poked the awl through the hole, pressed down a bit, screw popped out.

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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2016, 11:53:47 PM »
(...)   A quarter of the tools are useless!
Following your line of reasoning, 99% of my SwissChamp is useless ...
« Last Edit: September 22, 2016, 11:57:10 PM by Ronald Schröder »
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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2016, 01:51:06 AM »
I use an awl for one thing or another almost everyday at work :ahhh Saves the tip of a knife blade very well :cheers: I do  :like: the inline better than the backside awl though :dd:

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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2016, 01:54:43 AM »
I too used an awl to make a belt hole in a social emergency  :whistle:
It can be a self defense weapon, knife in fist, awl out between fingers and punch...  :pok:

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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2016, 02:55:12 AM »
I use an awl for one thing or another almost everyday at work :ahhh Saves the tip of a knife blade very well :cheers: I do  :like: the inline better than the backside awl though :dd:
This and exactly this! Give this man a  :cheers:

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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2016, 02:58:00 AM »
I use an awl for one thing or another almost everyday at work :ahhh Saves the tip of a knife blade very well :cheers: I do  :like: the inline better than the backside awl though :dd:

This exactly!  :cheers:
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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2016, 03:49:14 AM »
I've enjoyed using awl/reamer (yes as a reamer), IL awl, and wenger awl. But one thing Ive never used is the sewing eye. Seems like it would leave a frankenstein-esque or native-american-moccasins-esque stitch, very crude and best suited for thick hides.


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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2016, 04:37:34 AM »
I'm disqualified from membership. I used one to cut zip ties and open boxes yesterday.
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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2016, 08:38:05 AM »
 :o
Any and awl awls you have no use for you can send over to me.  ;)
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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2016, 08:53:43 AM »
:o
Any and awl awls you have no use for you can send over to me.  ;)

Gonna build something like this:



only with awls instead of knife blades?  :D

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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2016, 09:11:38 AM »
Sounds like an awl-exclusive club ::)


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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2016, 09:14:46 AM »
That wasn't funny at awl.  :)
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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2016, 09:16:07 AM »
You know the hole in SAK awls? Do they use another awl to make it?  :think:
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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2016, 09:18:34 AM »
Hey awl, let's fill this hole thread with holes, and/or awls.

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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2016, 09:33:09 AM »
Hey awl, let's fill this hole thread with holes, and/or owls.

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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2016, 09:58:40 AM »
Nice owl in a hole pic G-Fiddle  :tu:

Here's an owl on an awl:
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Re: The "Never used an awl" club
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2016, 10:35:06 AM »
Here's an awl pointing at an owl on an awl




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