Awl, Scratch

Awl, Scratch 

This is the needle-pointed marking tool for laying out measurements. The scratch can be made deep enough to actually be the
start of the cut in rougher work, but a knife-edged tool is better for finer work. The point of the scratch awl also serves to anchor the end of
a snapline and marks out dimensions when pushed into the wood.

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