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Project by BTimmons posted 06-20-2014 05:59 PM 1981 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Build gallery here.

I got tired of the thick and short bladed store bought marking knife I was using, so I decided to make this. Used an old sawzall blade for the steel, and used a pen blank of Claro walnut burl and a bit of cherry for the grip. Cuts great, I’m pretty happy with it.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com





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Sanding2day

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#1 posted 06-20-2014 07:00 PM

Thats an awfully pretty marking knife! Certain it will serve you well… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 06-20-2014 07:13 PM

Nice marking knife, great work. Are those brass rivets?, or wood dowels? Either way, nice job.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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BTimmons

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#3 posted 06-20-2014 07:15 PM

Oldtool – It’s a 1/4” cherry dowel.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 06-20-2014 07:25 PM

That’s a very nice marking knife and a beautiful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Roger

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#5 posted 06-20-2014 08:00 PM

Mighty fine looking marking knife.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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scoobydooo9r

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#6 posted 06-21-2014 06:34 AM

That’s a great knife, love the claro walnut! I hear ya about generic marking knives, they just don’t work as well as one that is custom tailored

-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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Dan Hux

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#7 posted 06-21-2014 11:51 AM

Great looking knife, it becomes addicting after you make the second knife.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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#8 posted 06-21-2014 12:41 PM

Nice little knife.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#9 posted 06-21-2014 02:04 PM

nicely done man!

-- Steve

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#10 posted 06-21-2014 11:57 PM

Nice job Brian. If you used a grinder to shape the tip would it loose its temper??

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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BTimmons

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#11 posted 06-23-2014 03:21 PM

Belg1960 – A grinder would be alright to use, and I do have one in my shop. I just felt like using the belt sander because it works a little slower. I like to be able to creep up on “just right”.

As far as overheating goes, a belt sander could’ve overheated the blade just as much as a grinder could, if not quite as fast. The important thing is taking it slowly, not trying to do it all in one go, and some water nearby to cool off the blade frequently.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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CFrye

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#12 posted 06-23-2014 03:33 PM

Beautifully crafted, Brian! At this length is there any flex in the blade? Does the blade run the length of the handle? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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BTimmons

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#13 posted 06-23-2014 03:49 PM

Candy – If there’s any flex I can’t detect it. The blade is only buried about 3/4” into the handle. You can see the assembly in the build gallery. The epoxy and the cherry pin do a fine job of holding the blade steady. Since it’s just a marking knife, it’s not going to be subject to the kind of forces that a carving knife would. All I need is for this to leave light scoring cuts on the surface.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#14 posted 06-23-2014 04:05 PM

Thanks, Brian. I thought I clicked on the link earlier… squirrel!

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 06-24-2014 12:00 PM

Replied in the PM. Thanks much, Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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