Darice Hole Reamer
I have quite a few of these little metal awls (hole reamers, piercing tools) in my studio. I use them for lots of different purposes. This one can be found at Consumer Crafts and is only $1.47. It’s perfect for paper and lighter force applications as I have been known to bend the tip.
But hey, I’m a crafter. Most of the time I only need a lighter weight tool. Unless I need to break ice for an adult beverage that is! 🙂
- Making a dent in a piece of wood prior to drilling a hole.
- Clear out a seed bead that has gotten wedged in a larger bead
- Scribe lines in wet modeling paste, plaster or Encaustic paint
- Reaching into tight places – especially good for cleaning found objects up a little
- Piercing thin sheets of metal
- Opening new tubes of adhesives
- Putting a hole in drywall prior to pushing in a plastic anchor
- Pierce holes in paper for book binding or making layered paper art
- Score paper
- Pierce holes in heavy material prior to sewing together
Ok, I know there are other uses out there. What do you use your awl for? Feel free to share them in the comments below.
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