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Re: [BKARTS] Replacement Awl Tips



Dissecting needles work quite well--they are thinner than most sewing
needles and much thinner than most awls.  Mine came mounted in hardwood
cylinders and sharpen easily on a stone.

Regards,

John MacKrell
---
Ann Arbor, Michigan
(734) 604-0992
www.johnmackrell.com





> From: Mary Yordy <mary.yordy@xxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: Book_Arts-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 13:50:15 -0500
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [BKARTS] Replacement Awl Tips
> 
> Around 7 years ago I selected a awls for the institution where I work and
> I liked them so much I bought three for myself.  These awls are great
> tools.  The tip is finer and sharper than the standard wooden-handled ones
> sold as bookbinder's awls.  I convinced my boss and myself that they were
> worth the extra cost--at least twice what the others cost--because they
> are designed so the tips can be replaced, and these were inexpensive.
> 
> Then company that supplied them dropped both the awls and replacement
> tips, and I haven't been able to find them anywhere.  Bookmaker's
> describes something similar in their catalogue as "Professional Awl" .  I
> made inquiries, but they never came up with a product, and after many
> emails and delays, I gave up.  The handles are made of some kind of tough
> black plastic and have the letters FAP printed in white.  They came with a
> small tool that allows loosening or tightening the shaft that receives the
> tip.  Does anyone know of a supplier?
> 
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