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OK, I was not going to start this knife for a while, too busy….. but I could not help myself. (I might need help)

I found a piece of spalted pallet wood. With heart and sap wood. I think it’s kinda pretty. (This one is for you Jusfine )

I bought a lathe about a year ago ($75, garage sale, including the chisels), but I never dared to turn it on. Well, last night was the night, and I am still here.

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For the knife I used an old sawzall blade, the same as I did with the carving knife. But with the carving knife I used brass rods, and with this knife I am using a ferrule to mount it into the handle.

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I still need to cut the slot for the blade; drill the hole for the back end of the blade; epoxy the whole thing together end put some tung oil and polyurethane on it.

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I like to thank all the other guys ahead of me making knives, I studied all your postings.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/tag/marking+knife

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I also surfed the web and there too are some real nice sites with good instructions.
http://www.buchanan1.net/markingknife/markingknife.shtml
http://norsewoodsmith.com/content/making-awl-and-marking-knife
http://adventuresinwoodworking.com/2008/08/09/making-a-marking-knife-the-stock/

I will post this as a project when I have it finished.

Thanks for your interest, Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower



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dustynewt

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#1 posted 1395 days ago

Great job! Thanks for posting the process. I can’t wait to find time for a couple of these.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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Div

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#2 posted 1394 days ago

Well, it seems you are finding some time in between all the growing and raising! :^)
Good going, that blade/knife turned out real well.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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PaBull

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#3 posted 1394 days ago

Thanks Dusty, and yes you too should try this, it is a lot of fun and it is not all that big a project.

Div, thank you! Yes, I needed a break.
I did not have a jointer knife; I do not own a jointer. But a sawzall blade works fine for this project.
Now does the same apply to the sawzall steel, that it does not soften by heat?
I enjoyed reading up on your sawmill, wow you are some woodworker taking it to the extreme. From tree to treasure.

Be good, Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Div

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#4 posted 1394 days ago

Glad you gave yourself the break, it is important to have some me time! I’m sure that sawzall blade will work just fine for you. I like a marking knife with some thickness, hence the jointer knife.

I’m not too sure what kind of steel the sawzall blade is, so I can’t say. As for the sawmill, you grow them, I cut them up!

I think I know why your name is PaBull! ;^)
Sweet shavings to you!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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PaBull

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#5 posted 1394 days ago

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OK Div, here a picture of my messy office. I keep pictures of all the kids on the wall.

Keep counting your fingers.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Div

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#6 posted 1394 days ago

Can’t find my magnifying glass and don’t have enough fingers! Yes, I count 14 little squares above the window.

Well done and I admire your commitment. Same for your wife, she must be one special lady!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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mafe

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#7 posted 1390 days ago

Congratulation on getting started with the lathe. I’m beginner my self on this, but it’s enjoyable time.
And thank you for sharing this with us all, this will be a kickstart for many I think.
It seems simple, but don’t all in the hands of the others…
Smile yes a big one…
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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PaBull

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#8 posted 1390 days ago

Mads, are you looking at that knife again, just have patience….

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Omegacool

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#9 posted 1017 days ago

i do something like this, but i dont use cooper pipe but im considering this. Good Job

-- Sorry I do not speak English very well, nor write, but I learn

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