Give it a try. The awl is great for all kinds of scraping jobs.Thanks for the reply, Rachel, including some uses for awls that I haven't tried yet. When I'm doing bus-stop whittling, I'll often use a blade to do some scraping to get a smoother finish, but maybe the edge of a punch would work better.
So basically, hold the blade, and pivot the handle, in stead of the other way around? That does work a little better, thanks. There's still that little jolt of a half stop, but it isn't as twisty on my thumbnail.Try griping the blade (left hand for me), holding it steady and using the other hand (right hand for me) to pull the handle away from the blade. Hope that makes sense.
Your thumb should not twist, if it’s done right. I have soft nails too. I found using that technique will prevent my nail from getting chewed up and also makes it easier to open knives with a heavy pull.
I usually see butter & molasses on serpentine Stockmans, that Jack is very cool.I just realized I posted this in the wrong thread earlier today, but it's been in my pocket since about 9 this morning.
It looks fabulous.Feeling pretty pleased with myself for pulling off my first successful bone dyeing job.
I wasn't going to say anything.I just realized I posted this in the wrong thread earlier today