|Project by ChuckM||posted 1303 days ago||2431 views||12 times favorited||12 comments|
This idea is from the Popular Woodworking’s 149 Best Tricks of the Trade, turning spade bits into marking knives (p. 27).
I used a Dremel to shape the tools and a grinder to create the bevels, followed by the MKII power system to flatten the backs (a water stone can be used instead). Autosol is what I usually use to remove rust from my hand tools. The magazine doesn’t specify the angle for the V-shaped tip; I chose the one found in the Veritas striking knife (50D01.01). The walnut handles were turned on the lathe, with mineral oil and wax as the finish.
The last picture shows the lines cut with the shop-made marking knives.
-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted