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Project by Glen Peterson posted 1243 days ago 1415 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been thinking of making marking knives for a few years. I first saw some similar to this on Derek Cohen’s sight called “In the Workshop.” It can be viewed at http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ I really liked his shop made knives. He has made lots of other great tools as well. I was really inspired a few weeks ago when Lumber Jock WilcoFlier posted some marking knives he had made. One is made of lacewood and the other is cherry. The ferules are brass and the cutters were cut and ground from a reciprocating saw blade. The blades are typically made from jig saw blades, but I didn’t find any in the shop, so I just cut a reciprocating saw blade with an angle grinder. The turned handles are both approximately 6” long. Both are finished like turned pens with sanding sealer, EEE wax, friction polish, and Renaissance Wax. Thanks to WilcoFlier for anwering my questions.

-- Glen





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papasteve

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#1 posted 1243 days ago

Nice knives! I think I need to make a couple for me.

-- Even if we don't know how, we can still try.

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 1243 days ago

looking good ,nothing is like homemade tools to use

take care
Dennis

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WilcoFlier

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#3 posted 1243 days ago

Very nice job, Glenn! Shopmade tools are always a pleasure to use.

-- www.hobbyhoutbewerking.nl

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steliart

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#4 posted 1243 days ago

mast have some of these… nice

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

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NBeener

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#5 posted 1243 days ago

They’re beautiful.

Very cool !

-- -- Neil

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swirt

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#6 posted 1243 days ago

Nice work on these.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 1242 days ago

These are really nice; you did a fine job on them.

-- 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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hickeymad

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#8 posted 1202 days ago

Love em’! Given the price of commercially made marking knives (what the hay? They are a scrap of wood and a scrap of metal?) this is a project I’ve got to take on soon.

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