Oak Handle Awl And Marking Knife

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I made the marking knife the other day, and today i made the Awl to match it, There both made from A-1 tool steel (Hardened) Oak handles, brass ferruls, the blades run thru the full lenght of the handles minus 1/2”

-- Use your imagination ! you'll be suprised

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#1 posted 06-26-2009 06:10 PM

A very nice set of tools. I need to make me a marking knife one of these day’s.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 06-26-2009 06:39 PM

Very nice indeed. Real good looking and I like the extra length on the handles, looks like it would fit the hand comfortably and safely, and can be held in many ways with good control.

Please permit me to get back to your wonderful white oak bench for a moment… What are, or how were the center screw block and two bar guides made? Did you make them, or can they be bought?


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#3 posted 06-26-2009 07:29 PM

Thanks Peter for enquiring about the working mechanism of the Oak Bench Vise. It took some figuring how to make all that work. the center screw block is made of brass, There is also another guide block behind the brass nut to support the acme all thread as it’s being turned in and out. The guide rods are supported by 2 linear bearings , Each rod has 2,which i made. They were made from aluminum, I didn’t want to make 2 vises for the bench so i incorperated it all into 1 vise, seams to be working just fine, i have clamped everything at any angle, on it’s end, flat, edge and so.
Have a nice day

-- Use your imagination ! you'll be suprised

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#4 posted 06-26-2009 09:05 PM

Matching handles,, I for one can not tell them apart and as a non-turner You astound me.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 06-28-2009 04:12 AM

Nice shop-made tools! Where did you get the ferrules? Were they just cut from a copper pipe?

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#6 posted 06-28-2009 04:31 AM

nice knives well done

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#7 posted 02-06-2011 04:51 AM

Where do you get the parts?

-- Leonard H.

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