Hock Marking Knife

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A quick build to add another marking knife to my arsenal. This blade has sat unused on my shop for nearly a year! The horror! LOL.

I shaped the blade a little on the grinder and belt sander, cut and formed matching knife scales from East Indian Rosewood and Elk antler, and added red vulcanized plastic spacers for bling.

Just buffed wax for a finish…

A few more details in my Blog.

Suggestions and comments are always welcomed…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#1 posted 01-08-2015 04:21 PM

Beautifully done!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#2 posted 01-08-2015 05:07 PM

Looks sweet, Terry!

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#3 posted 01-08-2015 06:31 PM

Oooh thats nice..does the elk antler shape similar to wood..

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#4 posted 01-08-2015 06:38 PM

And does antler glue similarly to wood?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#5 posted 01-08-2015 06:44 PM

Impeccable work as always Terry. I’m doubly impressed that you even use designer scratch paper. ;-)

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works

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#6 posted 01-08-2015 06:51 PM

Bob, I also keep everything I draw! Anal about that! :)

Yes, antler and bone work similar to brittle woods. They sand nicely, glue up with ease (scratch first with sandpaper), and smell horrible! LOL!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#7 posted 01-08-2015 10:11 PM

Nicely done sir. Still using the one I got from you during one of the swaps. You do fine work sir.

-- - Terry

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#8 posted 01-08-2015 10:23 PM

Bravo, I think it looks great. Nice shape too.

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#9 posted 01-08-2015 10:39 PM

That’s a fine marking knife with bling to boot, very good Sir.

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#10 posted 01-08-2015 10:41 PM

I too was impressed with the fancy-schmancy graph paper! I think the last time I used some of that was back in 7th or 8th grade. LOL

‘Course I seldom (if ever) draw anything out. I just start with the first piece and then measure every other piece after that to fit the next “place”. I’m building a bathroom vanity now that way :-)

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#11 posted 01-09-2015 12:44 AM

nice knife Terry.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#12 posted 01-09-2015 01:58 AM

Like it!

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#13 posted 01-09-2015 04:50 AM

Terry, your knife making skills are pretty awesome. I know you do flint knives but have you ever made any custom fixed blade steel knives?

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#14 posted 01-09-2015 02:31 PM

Very nice! Great work Terry!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#15 posted 01-09-2015 03:05 PM

Thanks, guys!

Jake, I have made a handful of steel knives. Mostly crap. LOL. Shaped a few from old files and table saw blades…worthless metal IMO. Only ‘made’ one from a store bought piece of steel…would love to make many, but need buyers first! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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