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Marking knife using exacto knife parts

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Project by ChrisinOttawa posted 1666 days ago 4047 views 21 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I own a number of marking knives but the one I use the most is a 30 year old exacto knife. The blade is only .02” wide and you can reach into tight spots (inside dovetail pins). I used the thimble, #10-24 blade holder and #11 blade. I turned and threaded a brass sleeve that gets epoxied into the turning. The two shown here are turned from ebony pen blanks. Finished with turners polish.

-- Chirs in Ottawa





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ratchet

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#1 posted 1666 days ago

Totally sweet and you saved a some cool cash!

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bigike

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#2 posted 1666 days ago

very nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1666 days ago

Nice exacto

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daltxguy

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#4 posted 1666 days ago

Nice idea Chris and nicely done. I have an exacto about the same vintage. Maybe I’ll dress it up too. I imagine the wood handle is a lot easier to grip and use than the straight aluminum that comes with the original.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Rj

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#5 posted 1666 days ago

Great Idea!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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John Gray

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#6 posted 1666 days ago

Excellent!!!!! I saved the pictures for future reference…..I wanna make a couple!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Monty Queen

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#7 posted 1666 days ago

Awesome job, very unique.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Jeison

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#8 posted 1666 days ago

very nice!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Hallmark

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#9 posted 1665 days ago

Great idea, much better than the original.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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Roz

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#10 posted 1665 days ago

Very nice!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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norwood

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#11 posted 1665 days ago

looking good well done

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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Partridge

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#12 posted 1658 days ago

were did you get the tape. i have not seen it done like this. great job

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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Edward E Nock II

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#13 posted 1624 days ago

Fantastic…..I would like to know more about the threaded inserts, i.e., size, & where to obtain some.

ED

-- ED NOCK

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crb100

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#14 posted 1265 days ago

i like it

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Roger

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#15 posted 958 days ago

what a sweet idea. thnx for sharin

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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