well another christmas gift from 3 or 4 years ago that i never got around to,but with some extra time i finally get to take it off my to do list.a simple lathe project that took about 4 hours start to finish.something my friend jim jakosh could do with hie eyes closed.wood was cocobolo which is very hard and durable,a great wood for handles.just turned to preference and epoxied on the blade and ferrell.finish is 3 coats gf arm r seal with a final coat of wax.
I made some more awl for stock for future shows. These are made from Osage Orange, with hardened tool steel points and solid brass ferrules. They each have a S&W 500 Mag cartridge embedded in the back ( Compliments of LJ Hilbillyshooter _ Thanks Gunny!). Two of them had chipped out when I had them turned to final dimension and was rounding the back so I added some contrasting wood to finish them. I was going to use walnut but when I walked in the wood storage room, this piece of Jarrah said Pick Me.. Pick Me, so that is what I used for them. They are 1 1/2” diameter and 4 1/2” long and finished with EEE and Shellawax.cheers, Jim