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Awls, Scribes, and Wings

These are tools that are effective at punching and marking metal to indicate where to cut, brake, or layout on patterns. They come in a variety of sizes and styles.
Awls and Scribes are available tools at thompson metal


A brief video demonstrating a basic use of awls during manufacturing. Awls are used to scratch lines and punch points when making patterns for fabrication.


Scribes are a useful tool that allows workers to scratch precisely measured lines on material quickly and accurately. Here is a quick demonstration of one being used.


Wings are essentially sheet metal compasses. These are useful tools for plotting circles when laying out patterns. With adjustable radial measurements, these tools can layout a wide assortment of circumferences. Here is a quick demonstration of one in action.

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