|Project by mafe||posted 01-04-2015 06:59 PM||3208 views||9 times favorited||25 comments|
Japanese style marking knife
from old plane iron
1. The marking knife.
2. Old plane iron.
3. Shaping on the sander, a grinder will be fine also.
4. Sharpening and honing.
5. Wrap with string for that simple Japanese look and grip.
6. Wood glue all over then leave to dry .
This is a simple project that takes no metal working skills, all you need is to be careful not to overheat the metal so it will lose it’s hardening, so keep it cool, dip in water again and again when you shape it.
I often run into old plane irons on markets and have bunch in a drawer, the other day I got the idea for this simple conversion and had to give it a go.
Have to admit I did not need a marking knife, think I have ten, but this one will be a beauty with my Japanese tools I think, so I guess I have kind of an excuse.
I’ll confess that the project is not made of wood, but resting on wood… sorry.
Also made a small knife for a friend from a jigsaw blade while I was playing.
Hope this can inspire to repurpose some of all that wonderful iron,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.