|Project by MikeOfAllTrades||posted 06-22-2011 07:39 PM||1420 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
After getting tired or resharpening pencils, and marks rubbing off, I finally decided to invest on a set of marking tools. Luckily I caught myself before spending money on them and decided to make them myself. After a few hours of working raw O-1 (from Sheffield) with files, sand paper and a hacksaw, I ended up with three very usable knives. Two are pictured but the last one is still being worked on as it needs a ferrule and the lathe work is messy so its less alluring. As a side note, I’ve decided to forgo my grinder and other power tools ( with the exception of a drill ) due to an article in a wood magazine where one of the contributors made a set much like these. Also, the blades were left pretty rough since they are intended for my use and mirror polish never lasts in my shop.
Handle Material: Single Bevel- Gmelia Burl / Combination Bevel- Lace Maple Burl
Blade: 0-1 3/32 @ 58 HRC (a bit softer than I typically work O-1 but since I drop them quite a bit, it seemed necessary)
Pins: 3/32 Nickel Silver
Finish: Boiled Linseed Oil
Thank you all for looking.
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