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 1882 days ago

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 1882 days ago

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 1882 days ago

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 1882 days ago

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

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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497 posts in 2292 days

#5 posted 1881 days ago

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 1881 days ago

nice knives well done

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1292 days ago

Where do you get the parts?

-- Leonard H.

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