New shop made marking knife

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Project by WilcoFlier posted 924 days ago 1695 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was a very fun project, and the knife performs well!

I like to make my own tools, and sometimes you just want to make a few tools. So I turned four marking knife handles. But I don’t need 4 marking knives, one is sufficient for me. So I asked on the Dutch woodwork forum what to do with the other handles. Some people suggest to sell them, and a day later I sold one handle and two complete marking knives for $35 each (complete knife). I dint knew before that there is such a great interest for shop made tools here in the Netherlands.

Here is a picture of one finished bloodwood marking knife. ((and yes, they are for sale) ;-)


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#1 posted 924 days ago

Very nice. These look like tools that you would find at Lee Valley. Outstanding quality.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#2 posted 924 days ago

Ditto. I own one as nice as this but it cost twice as much!!

Great work.

-- Jay in Changsha

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#3 posted 924 days ago

Homemade tools are great. Kudos !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 924 days ago

Nice looking knife. I need to make a couple very soon. What did you make the collar out of?

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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#5 posted 924 days ago

I’m thinking the collar is a piece of copper or brass tubing. That is a nice job for a most useful tool in the shop. Me? I’m cheap- I use an old penknife.

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#6 posted 923 days ago

Beautiful tools!!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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