Marking awl (Fig. 36) is merely a sharp-pointed piece of steel for marking with instead of a lead pencil. A useful form of a similar tool is that shown in Fig. 37, which has a chisel or knife end as well as a point. Anything similar will answer the purpose equally well. As pencils are referred to in above sentence, it may be well to say that those generally used, instead of being round, are oval in shape, and are better adapted for the work than the ordinary kind.

Fig. 36   Marking Awl

Fig. 36 - Marking awl.

Fig. 37.   Marking Chisel or Knife.

Fig. 37. - Marking Chisel or Knife.