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Make your own bookbinding awl

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Step 2: Cut a handle for it

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The length of the handle is really up to you.  I watched where I was naturally holding the brush while gluing some paper and marked the handle a bit farther from where my hand sat.  The part that I was left with for the handle of the awl was approximately 4 1/4 inches.

After you cut the handle, you can use some sandpaper to smooth out the ends of the paintbrush and of the awl's new handle.

REMEMBER:  Be careful when using any cutting tool!  Always be aware of how and where are you holding the piece that you are cutting.
 
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