He was like one of those unreasoning but still highly useful, multum in parvo, Sheffield contrivances, assuming the exterior -- though a little swelled --of a common pocket knife; but containing, not only blades of various sizes, but also screw-drivers, cork-screws, tweezers, awls
, pens, rulers, nail-filers, counter-sinkers.
I desired the queen's woman to save for me the combings of her majesty's hair, whereof in time I got a good quantity; and consulting with my friend the cabinet-maker, who had received general orders to do little jobs for me, I directed him to make two chair-frames, no larger than those I had in my box, and to bore little holes with a fine awl
, round those parts where I designed the backs and seats; through these holes I wove the strongest hairs I could pick out, just after the manner of cane chairs in England.
He said in reply that they spoke the truth in every respect except as to the dagger, for it was not a dagger, nor little, but a burnished poniard sharper than an awl
Others will upheave the blacksmith's hammer, or drive the plane over the carpenter's bench, or take the lapstone and the awl
and learn the trade of shoemaking.
Some of these people, more provident and industrious than the rest, lay up a stock of dried salmon, and other fish, for winter: with these, they were ready to traffic with the travellers for any objects of utility in Indian life; giving a large quantity in exchange for an awl
, a knife, or a fish-hook.
Stuart urged him to accompany them as guide, promising to reward him with a pistol with powder and ball, a knife, an awl
, some blue beads, a blanket, and a looking-glass.
Mossy Oak is proud to continue its relationship with AWLS
and the SCI Foundation.
A tongue from a shoe serves as a "palm" for pushing an awl
The firefighters' biggest concern was that the fire would cross Granite Creek, which runs to the east of the school and, with the prevailing winds, the summer homes and the AWLS
site would be in the direct path of the expanding fire.
Layers 1C 1B 1A 1-4 1-3 Tools Points 11 4 5 6 5 Needles 2 4 4 1 3 Awls
6 1 6 1 2 Polishers 1 1 -- -- 1 Other tools 2 2 -- -- 1 Ornamented items & personal ornaments Pendants 1 -- 2 1 2 Stripes--beads -- -- 2 -- -- Ornamented needle case -- 1 -- -- -- Ornamented bone fragments -- -- 2 -- 1 Varia Other pieces 5 2 2 -- 5