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    Four on the floor

    The title sounds like a car thread. However, what happened was that I was making Glenn a new awl handle. I saw it sitting in the chuck on the TS and it reminded me of a few automobiles I had. So you get pics.

    Glenn does not like the feel of any awls he has tried so we are going custom. The pointy end will also be custom; it has not been started yet.

    The third pic is part of the glossy magazine ad. It is the "Let's get the sucker to buy, come-on, fall in love with it so you cannot resist," pic.

    For you non-punsters: Four jaw chuck on the floor with shift stick.

    Enjoy the pics,
    JimB
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    love it!!!!!
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    That's a snazy looking handle! I've got some bottle stoppers to make this weekend...I think I might copy your...errr...the magazine ad's design!
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    Gotta admit, that awl handle would look sweet on the shift lever of a little two-seat sports car.
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    I had a 65 mustang with a wooden shift knob, even though it was automatic.......thats a beautiful custom handle.
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    When I saw the title "4 on the floor" the first thing I thought of was the good old days double dating at the drive in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    When I saw the title "4 on the floor" the first thing I thought of was the good old days double dating at the drive in
    Two things in your comment indicate your advanced age, Bob:

    Drive ins, and cars with legroom.
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    must admit that a stick shift and a date in the younger years was a nice option for a missed gear.. but the awl handle looks great jim.. and i havve a old awl that fits like a glove and most of them i have seen dont..
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    I showed this thread to Myrna. She got a real kick out of it---especially, "glenns a good boy, he deserves it."

    Aahhhh memories!

    Thanks guys and Enjoy,
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