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Project by steliart posted 05-08-2017 11:05 AM 785 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Marking/Carving/Striking Knife
Have you ever lost something in your shop?
Well during the weekend my marking knife has vanished… must have dropped it some ware and I can’t find it.
So I decided trying making one, for the first time.

I used a long Hilti heavy duty metal jigsaw blade and o piece of oak, and as I was at it I also make a wooden blade cover for it with some laminated rubber inside.
Made I notch for the double edge blade to slide in and couple of wedges left/right to hold it in place, glued with epoxy and shaped it on my sanders. Finished with some BLO and spray lacquer.
The blade shape it’s a matter of preference. Personally I prefer the carving knife double edge blade from the rest.
The handle square rounded shape is one I am used to and feels good in my hand. Also that bend at the end of the handle acts like a stopper on my small finger.

So until my other marking knife presents itself again, this will have to do… :)
It’s a quick little project that took me a couple of hours… nothing fancy but I like it.

Thanks for watching
Stelios AKA Steliart

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 05-08-2017 12:18 PM

Funny how things can disappear in the shop just when you need them. Good job making the knife. I made one very similar to that for my needs. I like the blade cover and will make one for mine. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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steliart

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#2 posted 05-08-2017 12:21 PM



Funny how things can disappear in the shop just when you need them. Good job making the knife. I made one very similar to that for my needs. I like the blade cover and will make one for mine. Thanks for sharing.

- doubleDD


Hahahaha thanks Dave… and I’m sure it will turn up in few days as a miracle :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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steliart

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#3 posted 05-08-2017 12:32 PM

Sorry guys about the photos quality, took them with my mobile !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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ClaudeF

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#4 posted 05-08-2017 03:34 PM

Nice looking knife! Do you know what the included angle of the edge is, and the blade thickness?

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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steliart

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#5 posted 05-08-2017 04:09 PM



Nice looking knife! Do you know what the included angle of the edge is, and the blade thickness?

Claude

- ClaudeF


Thanks Claude.
No I just grinned the blade equally from both sides and as long the edge is in the center I thought it was fine, then just finger sharpening on the stones. That blade is a bit more thick and is a Hilti special material jigsaw blade about 12-15 teeth per inch

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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steliart

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#6 posted 05-08-2017 04:12 PM

One more thing Claude... if someone wants ti drill holes on that blade it will need tempering as it’s very hard, that’s why I epoxy the blade with wedges left and right

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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woodshaver Tony C

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#7 posted 05-08-2017 06:45 PM

Can’t find your lost tool so you just say … Ok whatever I’ll just make a new one. It’s so nice when you can take some wood and make something nice with it. But it’s even better when you take some steel to wood and make a nice tool that you need! I like how you think Stelios!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 05-08-2017 06:51 PM

It’s a very nice shop-made tool. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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steliart

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#9 posted 05-08-2017 06:57 PM



Can t find your lost tool so you just say … Ok whatever I ll just make a new one. It s so nice when you can take some wood and make something nice with it. But it s even better when you take some steel to wood and make a nice tool that you need! I like how you think Stelios!

- woodshaver (Tony)


Hey Thanks Tony, but I did loose it somewhere in the shop and no this one is not better from my Swiss army blade, but it will score a line till I find it, and I will :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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steliart

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#10 posted 05-08-2017 06:57 PM



It s a very nice shop-made tool. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


Thanks Charles ;) !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#11 posted 05-08-2017 07:08 PM

The blade protection is very good feture. I soppose you found the old one, just after you made new.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 05-08-2017 07:42 PM

Good job Stelios. I use old hacksaw blades when I need a quick marking knife.

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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steliart

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#13 posted 05-08-2017 07:43 PM



The blade protection is very good feture. I soppose you found the old one, just after you made new.

- majuvla


Hi Ivan and thank you… No I have not found it yet… if I dropped it behind or under a table it will take me some time to find it … but you never know :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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steliart

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#14 posted 05-08-2017 07:44 PM



Good job Stelios. I use old hacksaw blades when I need a quick marking knife.

- papadan


Thank you papadan, I think any blade will do as long as it can hold its edge

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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steliart

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#15 posted 05-09-2017 10:33 AM



The blade protection is very good feture. I soppose you found the old one, just after you made new.

- majuvla


Also Ivan I could have used a wine bottle cork as a blade cover, but didn’t had one in the shop at the moment.
That would be an easier solution :D !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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