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Carpenter's Awl


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

A scratch awl is a carpenter's tool with a sharp metal pointer and a door knob shaped handle. It is used for marking wood by making a scratch with the metal point. An awl can also be use to make a hole in a piece of wood, in order to properly place a nail.

Width: 2 1/2" Length: 11 1/3"

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