A simple layout that requires boring is made accurately when using a bird cage awl. This is especially important when the layout is critical, such as properly aligning high-strength rare earth magnets. I use the Czeck Edge awl to ensure this pinpoint accuracy:
Although I did not show it in a recent article, I also used the bird cage awl to mark the location of the pivot point on the folding legs of a prayer kneeler (prie Dieu). These now are perfectly flush with the standing surface, as required to remove all stress on the pivot point during use:
I invite you to visit the totally revamped Czeck Edge Hand Tool web site. In the interest of full disclosure, Czeck Edge is one of the sponsors on this blog.
— Al Navas