Marking tool swap #1: Getting ideas together

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Blog entry by Derec posted 02-05-2013 09:29 PM 1073 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Getting ready to start on the marking knife for the upcoming swap and trying to come up with some ideas.

I took the blade from my sawzall, I need to buy some new ones anyway.

I like the knot in the wood and wood like to include it somehow, and I have these pieces that I think may be cedar, which I think would look nice also.

Just can’t quite figure out how to combine them into one idea?

-- Derec

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 09:49 PM

Hmm. That piece looks like pine. Neither that or cedar are hard or durable enough to use as a knife handle, in my opinion. Don’t want to discourage the do it yourself spirit, far from it! I just think that those materials would end badly.

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 10:18 PM

What would you suggest?

I am all new to this so don’t know what kind of wood to use for a project like this, much less know where to get it.

I am open to suggestion so that I can learn these things.

-- Derec

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 10:28 PM

I would say a hardwood.
Maple, Walnut, Cocobolo, the fruit tree in your backyard…
All would make good woods…

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#4 posted 03-06-2013 02:32 AM

OK, I am stumped.

I went to start the handle for the marking knife. I cut two pieces of wood that I figured I could laminate together, with slot for the blade cut out. I just could not seem to make it work.

Any suggestions on how to approach this? I am wide open!

-- Derec

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