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DIY Marking Knife

06-27-2018 04:35 PM by wrenchhead | 4 comments »

My 14 year old son has been wanting to do some blacksmithing and make a knife for a while now so before i go and build a forge and buy an expensive anvil I thought a marking knife would be a good beginner project to teach him what little bits I know about metal working and some woodworking. This project required minimal tools and my son got to learn a few new skills. I had a blast spending the weekend with him in the woodshop and I think he had a good time too. Thanks for watching https://...

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Tools #1: 18th Century Striking Knife

03-22-2018 07:35 PM by ElroyD | 6 comments »

One of my long-term goals as a wood worker is to create an 18th Century shop for myself. One of my other hobbies is reenacting, where I take part in events replicating and remembering life during the American War of Independence. Specifically, I belong to a unit that bases our impression on the men that lived and fought in and around the Lake Champlain region of Vermont/New York during the year 1777. In addition to battle reenactments, we also occasionally do “lifestyles” event...

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To Give is better than to Receive

04-24-2017 01:53 PM by Jace McDaniel | 0 comments »

My little cousin is getting married this year so my aunt asked if i could make her a blanket/storage/keepsake chest. This was my very first blanket chest/storage chest build but of course i wouldn’t turn down the opportunity!(quick side note, So i do about 90% of my work with hand tools only, i do all the milling and and joinery and basically everything other than long board rips, then i use a table saw…just thought this was important for you to know in this part of the story) So yeah…normal...

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Making a Marking Knife

01-27-2016 02:31 PM by beahan | 3 comments »

I decided to make a marking knife from an old saw blade and some plastic bags. I really like how the blade turned out, but I’m less than thrilled with the handle. I will most likely figure out a different way to do it and then remake the handle. Leave me a comment if you can think of a better method. Here is a video of how I made it. View on YouTube

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Shop Remodel #9: Look Ma, I made a square.

12-02-2015 01:42 AM by bearkatwood | 6 comments »

It is only Tuesday and I am tired. I have been feeling under the weather lately, but I made some decent progress today. I put the saw till aside for now and will get back to it when I am ready to carve the next piece as well in the interest of efficiency. I worked up a piece of Paruvian Walnut that had been sitting in the back of the shop for the case top and bottom of the tool cabinet. I chose to do it next as I wait for my bench hardware to arrive. I could have definitely used a moxon vise ...

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A Marking Knife Bakeoff for the Budget Conscious

08-16-2015 02:11 PM by Brad | 5 comments »

When I was new to woodworking, I didn’t see much use for marking knives. But, people whose work I admired used them regularly, so I tried them. And my joinery improved. Marking knives have contributed to tighter, more accurate and better-fitting joints for me. Mind you I’d prefer to own one of these exquisite beauties by Blue Spruce Toolworks: But the $65+ price tag was more than my limited tool fund and priorities could bear. So I drafted knives lying around. And I made a couple of...

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Shop's Log #19: Hock Marking Knife

01-08-2015 04:02 PM by terryR | 15 comments »

Hi everyone. Another quick Blog to share a marking knife I just completed. Have had this Hock blade sitting in the shop for a year, and decided to put him to work since my other main knife has a round handle and rolls badly. This blade has a full-tang, so should make a stronger user! I didn’t care for the square edges on the original blade, so used french curves and a sharpie to lay out a few nice curves. A quick trip to the grinder, and I had a sexy shape to play with. I also...

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Old-Timey Woodworking #1: FIRST EPISODE OF THE NEW HAND TOOL SHOW! Marking Knife Madness!

06-10-2013 07:20 PM by StumpyNubs | 16 comments »

Stumpy takes you back to a time of simple woodworking pleasures! This time he shows you how to make your own marking knife and how to use it for a lot more than marking! Then he demonstrates how to use a traditional mortising chisel. All this and everything else that has made Stumpy Nubs videos among the most watched in woodworking! The Old Timey Workshop is a monthly podcast produced independently of Blue Collar Woodworking. It will feature woodworking projects built with the tools an...

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Hand tool tips and tricks #14: Layout Speed Tip.

03-29-2013 02:49 AM by RGtools | 16 comments »

This might seem totally obsessive, but I am an efficiency Nazi in my shop. Wasted movements drive me crazy and any time I can get into a habit that saves me a few seconds it makes me happy. This is of course especially true in the case of repetitive tasks. One such task is marking the layout lines of a board to cut it square. If you have been working with hand tools for even a short time you have probably heard to “Reference only from your true face and true edge”. This is sage wisdom, but...

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A Wonderful Gift from a Great Friend

10-17-2011 03:31 PM by Brit | 19 comments »

Last week when I was in Denmark, I popped in to see Mads and after a terrific meal, we spent a few hours talking tools. Time passes quickly when you’re in good company and all too soon it seems, I was on the last train back to my hotel. During the evening Mads presented me with a present – a MAFE original marking knife, which as you can see, came with a smile. Mads made the knife to use Exacto blades, so eventually after many sharpenings, I will be able to replace the blade...

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