Classic Layout Tool
Ordinary steel bar stock, a propane torch, and a few hours are all you need to created a handy layout tool.
Here are three new designs for a classic scratch awl you can easily build. The hardwood handles look and feel great. But it’s the twisted and detailed shafts that really grab your attention. The nice thing is, each one only takes a small amount of time and material to make. So adding one to your shop for everyday tasks like marking, layout, or starting screw holes is great idea.
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- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 8 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 40 full-color photos and illustrations
- Shop-tested techniques ensure your success
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.