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awl? stitcher? canvas sewer?
« on: February 01, 2019, 04:39:42 PM »
seems a bit big for sewing, but ..?

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Re: awl? stitcher? canvas sewer?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 06:29:36 PM »
I'm gonna say stitching awl for saddles and other heavy leather goods.
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Re: awl? stitcher? canvas sewer?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 09:21:16 PM »
Maybe for repairing canvas sails ?

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Re: awl? stitcher? canvas sewer?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 05:00:11 AM »
Looks like it can ream a hole as well as stitch.
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Re: awl? stitcher? canvas sewer?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 11:06:30 AM »
Looks like some sort of rope splicing fid to me.

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Re: awl? stitcher? canvas sewer?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 09:31:16 PM »
All of these guesses were killing me, so I got out my Sellens book.  It is on page 20.  It is a Lathrops patent belt awl, as in leather drive belting.

An awl used for making the lacing holes in webbed or leather belting material.  The belt awl is heavier and stronger than the Harness Awl or Thong Awl.  The patented awl shown in the illustration has a cutting edge that can be used for opening the hole.  Also called a Thong Awl by some suppliers.

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Re: awl? stitcher? canvas sewer?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 09:33:49 PM »
Thank you!!

Sellens book?  tell us more please

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Re: awl? stitcher? canvas sewer?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 10:03:39 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2019, 10:21:47 PM »
... or Thong Awl. 

And here i thought thongs were a more recent invention.   :tongue:

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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2019, 09:11:29 PM »
... or Thong Awl. 

And here i thought thongs were a more recent invention.   :tongue:
We call those flip-flop sandles.
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Re: awl? stitcher? canvas sewer?
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2019, 07:17:48 AM »
Oh, you were thinking of 'foot' thongs...
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