From Pen Blank to Marking Knife

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Project by Andy posted 05-12-2016 01:22 AM 1981 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been looking for marking knife blades for a long time. I wanted just the just the blades so I could make my own handles and I finally found some at woodcraft today. They are pfeil brand so they should be pretty good steel. I love my pfeil butt chisels.

The handle is made from a thuya burl pen blank. One of them tore out a big chunk and I filled it with clear epoxy and kept turning. After drilling and turning the handle I filled the hole for the blade with epoxy and stuck the blade in. The finish is shellac.

-- Andy Smith

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#1 posted 05-12-2016 01:48 AM

That is a beautiful marker, Andy!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-12-2016 07:24 AM

That’s first class. Super nice

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 05-12-2016 09:43 AM

Sweet, like the looks of these. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 05-12-2016 02:28 PM

You did a beautiful job making the handles and installing these marking knives.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 05-12-2016 02:44 PM

Great job! Love the choice of wood and the finish

-- D.Pesic

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#6 posted 05-13-2016 01:43 AM

I was just looking at these as an option for a marking knife. Nice job!

-- I do this for fun.

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