Marking Knife

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This is a marking knife i made from a scrap piece of walnut. I used a section of a spent 30-06 bullet casing for the Ferrel and used an old Sawsall blade for the knife blade. I owe the inspiration and design technique to all the previous LJ posters who have made these and posted them in the past, particularly Pabull, WilcoFlier, and TimV. Thanks for your insight and ideas.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#1 posted 1082 days ago

Nice use of the 30-06 for the brass ferrule.
Did you use a metal cutting sawzall blade or a wood cutting blade?
Thanks for posting.


-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 1081 days ago

Sweet! I like the simplicity.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#3 posted 1079 days ago

Wow, glad I could inpire you. :) Nice looking marking knife. I like the idea of using the brass from the used casing.

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#4 posted 1076 days ago

Hello Michael,

A very nice marking knife. Beautifull contrast between the brass and the wood. Well done. It is an honour that I could inspire you!


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#5 posted 1075 days ago

Actually Wilco, All the tools you make and post are great inspiration to me. I grew up the son of a tool and die maker and my brother is a machinist. Any time I ask them for advice on different metals and say i want to try to make this tool, their usual reply is “Oh just buy one it will be allot easier” They don’t seem to appreciate the satisfaction that comes from using a tool that was hand made not to mention the tool manufacturers make tools for everyone and when something is shaped custom for your own hand, it is much more comfortable. But then again, maybe their discouragement is based on a fear that i am going to recruit them to do the machining for me and they don’t have the time. LOL

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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