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Marking knife blade protection (Japanese) DIY

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Project by mafe posted 10-25-2010 10:23 PM 4360 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Marking knife blade protection (Japanese) DIY
A simple quick blade protection for your Japanese marking knife.

For my marking tools I got myself a beautiful simple Japanese marking knife.
But!
The blade came with a little piece of plastic as protection…
So!

1. The tools, and the protection cap.
2. A piece of scrap wood.
3. Cut in size, and make a cut, just a little more narrow than the blade.
4. The cut could be in the middle – not like mine…
5. Drill a hole, if wanted.
6. Grease that baby up now, and add a cord!

Perhaps the Marking knife leather wrap can be usefull.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or at least keep some knifes sharp!

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 10-25-2010 10:37 PM

good litle blog about it Mads and a good idea
I gess making it in leather as you did to the cheisels
isnt the best for this kind of knife

take care
Dennis

Edit : ups I can remember you already have covered that too …LOL

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rivergirl

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 11:50 PM

Mads, whenever I see a photo on here with little piles of stuff, (excluding the famous pipe) I know it is a post by Mads, the mad tool maker. :) As with men and Playboy (I guess), I never read (nor comprehend) the articles, but I do enjoy looking at the pictures. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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PaBull

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#3 posted 10-26-2010 12:53 AM

Mad, careful with that pipe, you might burn yourself. Did you put a magnet in the sleeve to hold the knife in place?

Thanks Rivergirl, us men and Playboy, huh??

be good. Pabull

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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docholladay

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#4 posted 10-26-2010 04:46 AM

Mads. Good idea. I need to make something like that for my marking knife. I am curious about one of the tools yo have pictured there in the first picture. That is a pretty cool little stop on the ruler on your bench. Is that something you made also?

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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mafe

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#5 posted 10-26-2010 08:20 AM

Doc: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/36692
Dennis, yes leather could be fine also, I just like to try new ways.
Rivergirl, I have no time to answer, I’m reading…
PaBull, no magnet, just tight fit.
Smiles on a beautiful day with the first frost here in Denmark,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 10-26-2010 09:43 AM

Mads- LOLOLOL… Are you reading the woodworker’s magazine or THE BIG BUTT BOOK! Rhetorical question- definately a rhetorical question…....... ;)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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mafe

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#7 posted 10-26-2010 09:50 AM

Now you are beeing really naughty! I only read Woodworker magazine alone at night, when every one are at sleep? LOL.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 10-26-2010 09:57 AM

I know that Mads. I know that. :) I am awake at 3 AM due to cold and flu. I am finishing up reading Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.” Only about ten pages to go. (No pictures but a fantastic Novel.)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Chip

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#9 posted 10-26-2010 10:55 AM

Excellent ideas as always mafe and thanks for sharing them with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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stefang

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#10 posted 10-26-2010 11:36 AM

Hi Mads, The handle was great, but I don’t see any Japanese marking knives for sale here. I did like your ruler stop idea. Perfect for someone with old eyes like myself.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Napoleon

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#11 posted 10-26-2010 05:20 PM

Once again a nice little jig from mr jig :)

Its funny cause when i look at the marking knives alone,and after that with wooden-protection its more….hmm cant find the word but its like its more right and finish. I like my tools even more every time im make some improvements for it.

Bla bla bla but i hope you all know what i mean :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Div

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#12 posted 10-26-2010 09:43 PM

As always, I am last in the row! Some nice tools there, brother in Denmark. Off course it is not so easy for a Bushman to get hold of such tools. I made a similar marking knife from an old HSS jointer knife. Works a treat. So mine is not Japanese but African!

How do you smoke that pipe….?

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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lanwater

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#13 posted 10-27-2010 06:30 AM

hey mafe

Did you cut that kerf by pushing that block through the tablesaw just like in the picture?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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mafe

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#14 posted 10-27-2010 08:45 AM

Ian, no! I used a hold, and a push stick, since I was scared for my fingers.
Div, It’s a poceket pipe, so it turns 180 when smoked, but it could be pratical on windy days to lock it like this on your underlip… ;-):o I have no daubt you could make one, you never stop to impress me, guess I have to work on those dovetail chisels, just in the hope to make you impressed once – naaa I give up!
Napoleon, yes they get some personality.
Mike, did you make a ruler stop?
Chip, merci.
Rivergirl, I have not read that one yet, guess it could be a next on the list. Just finished 1793 by Victor Hugo, also a wonderful book, but not the best of his books. Also just finished a book called the book of virtues, belive it or not! Hope you are better with the flu.
Smiles to all of you,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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stefang

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#15 posted 10-27-2010 12:10 PM

No Mads, but for reasons beyond my control and to my great consternation, I just don’t seem able to get into the shop, not even for half a day. When I do get out there my first job will be to sweep the floor, which is to finish getting the shop tidy again after just leaving everything a couple of months ago. I’m not mad about it, just frustrated, but I do find myself growing restless and irritable, a sign that I am in need of some shop time therapy. I’m also feeling the time pressure to get the Christmas gifts ready.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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