|Project by ChuckM||posted 03-27-2016 02:13 PM||2368 views||6 times favorited||4 comments|
I tried out a Swann-Morton scalpel as recommended by Paul Sellers and found it to be a good marking knife for dovetail work. I got the scalpel (sold as a handle alone) and a box of 50 blades (SM01) from a UK seller on eBay for about $20 Cdn.
After making a batch of 10 (out of scrap – cherry, walnut, etc.), I went on to make more and have given some of them away as gifts. These knives can be:
- precision marking knives
- hobby craft knives, or
- box cutters, depending on who receive them!
You can cut the blind channel on the tablesaw as I did, on the router table or by hand if you’re just making one or two (like cutting a hinge mortise). Make sure the channel is carefully cut so the blade sits snugly and tightly in it.
Caution: These SM01 blades are super sharp.
You can use other blades to make your own knives:
- Stanley Utility Replacement Blade 11-041
- X-ACTO blades
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