|Project by Mark Kornell||posted 03-13-2015 12:09 AM||2027 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
I made these tools for the recently-completed dovetail tools swap. My initial plan was to make a marking knife, and if I had time, a bonus item. Instead…
I have a bunch of scraps of all sorts of woods and a marking knife doesn’t take a lot of wood, so I decided to use this project as an excuse to get in some lathe practice. I found a dozen different species and proceeded to make about 2 dozen knives. Great practice, great for the swap, and I will have a bunch left over as gifts for woodworking buddies.
Species are: walnut, padauk, purpleheart, curly maple, teak (^), jatoba, beech, african mahogany, cherry, white oak, wenge, a mystery wood, and acrylic pen blanks.
(^) I’m not 100% sure about the teak. It was from an old chair I cut down for scrap, and the owner told me it was teak. It probably is (very oily to sand) but I haven’t worked with teak otherwise so I can’t confirm.
The acrylic pen blanks are a bit short for this purpose. Still, good practice.
The ferrules are copper 1/2×3/8 reducer fittings, chopped down a bit. Blades are jigsaw blades. Finish is lacquer and wax.
I managed to get 7 completed prior to the swap deadline, and chose a teak and a curly maple to send to Mudflap. I’ve already given away 3 others so I need to get the rest finished.
For a bonus item I made a mallet. Two, actually, as I needed one myself. Jatoba and beech, with tung oil and wax for a finish.
-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design