How to: Bone-work: Making Awls

Category: Shelter / Difficulty Level: 1
Posted: 2018-11-22 12:43:04
1212 view(s)

Videos

In this series of videos I will walk through making awls out of poultry bones in preparation for making a birch-bark basket making series.

So I show how to break, and abrade a bone shard using stone, or sand paper.

Then finally I am show how to use back strap sinew to attach a lanyard out of spun dogbane (Apocynum c.) fibers to keep the awl handy while doing work.

Bones of animals are very useful in making various tools and crafts. You can make arrowheads, knife blades, beads, buttons, trap parts sewing tools, and so on. Making use of the whole animal is a virtue!

Minnesota Artist and Teacher, Dennis Chilcote:
https://northhouse.org/instructors/dennis-chilcote
http://www.mnartists.org/dennischilcote

Get sinew and other animal raw materials from Moscow Hide & Fur:
https://www.hideandfur.com/inventory/Dressed.html
https://www.hideandfur.com/inventory/7945.html

SORRY - There are no steps for this How-To. Please check back later. Or drop me a line at TheUrbanAbo@gmail.com to let me know you wanna see this one fleshed out.