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Project by BuyoMasilla posted 12-20-2011 11:00 PM 1105 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Allow me to make a short story long.

I notice a bit of recurring themes on my projects. They are not up to par with most of the art works found here. They speak of my frugality (poorly disguised euphemism, or rather read I’m cheap) and show lack of patience and skills.

Given those, this may be my poster child project. Now I don’t know how much a proper marking knife costs, and I don’t think I’ll be finding out soon. When I stepped into the garage earlier I had thoughts of reproducing the one featured in Woodsmith shop projects. That called for burned furrules and a lot more work. After shaping a piece of sawsall blade with the dremel and grinder, and not having a lathe, I ended up with yet another little project out of a 5/16X2×4 piece of something (maybe cherry) that came from a 1X2X30 original piece I dumpster dove for outside a cabinet shop.

My camera does no justice to the figuring on that little piece of wood. I used the drill press for sanding it to shape, and a couple coats of cherry stain topped with some wax, both by minwax. I might have been more patient and thorough but the mid 30s in the garage saved me from trying too hard and varathaning the piece.

As usual, this project was aided by other members of this group which provided ideas and inspiration, thanks all.

Thanks for visiting.

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-21-2011 01:38 AM

Nice knife. you will always appreciate using it because you made it your self!!!!!!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 02:45 AM

Thrifty is good ,well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 04:28 AM

I really like this, great work enjoy it!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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KOVA

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 05:08 AM

ESTÁ GENIAL BUYO!!!!!
EL CABO ES UN PEDAZO DE CEDRO, NO TENGO DUDAS!!!!!!
Y SI ES PARA MARCAR LA MADERA EN TU TALLER, TE ENVIDIO ALGUNAS HERRAMIENTAS ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 05:30 AM

Quite attractive. Well done. And I appreciate the dumpster dive… also well done.

-- --bch

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#6 posted 12-21-2011 07:55 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Rather flattering coming from y’all you all. As you’re likely aware, this site is remarkable. I’m not necessarily shy, but this community is so supportive and amiable that I am comfortable admiting I’m a cheap hack.

Not only can I find ideas, inspiration and support, but I can admire and get a compliment from an amigo nearly half a world away in Argentina like Kova who is positive that handle is cedar. If it is, its the unodorous kind. Bch compliments me on my dumpster diving and looks ready to dive himself with all that gear in his picture. I will dive for wood, but no mask, fins or tanks.

Kova, tu puedes sacar una cuchillita de esas en dos minutos. Lo sé porque a mi me tomo treinta. Gracias Ché.

And all the J’s at the top, you guys are amazing. This site can work a bit like my mind which goes from thought to thought somewhat aimlessly. Here I go from link to link and end up five lumberjocks down the line admiring their work and getting ideas on how to do something. JJW, I saw some of the saws and a plane body you made, neat stuff. I have a 1 5/8 rusty blade I want to make a wood plane with and may PM you for some advice.

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

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#7 posted 12-21-2011 11:25 AM

Hey, not everything has to be some massive piece to be appreciated. Sometimes it’s the little things that make life easier that are good projects to.

I’ll take a picture of the mallet I made from 6/4 oak left over from making a custom carved threshold, it’s not nearly as ellagant as some of the other mallets I’ve seen posted. But I don’t think I ever intended it to.
And yes I said custom carved and threshold in the same sentence lol.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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BuyoMasilla

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#8 posted 12-21-2011 04:19 PM

TCC, I’d like to see both the threshold & the mallet. I’ll keep my eye out for a chunk from a beefy crate or something on my diving expeditions. With my marking knife and a proper mallet it’ll be great fitting dovetails for me from now on…...............I’m sure, ;-)

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

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#9 posted 12-21-2011 08:49 PM

This is a nice project. Simple and elegant. I really like the usability behind this and yet is still beautiful. Great job!

-- TTH, UT

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#10 posted 12-22-2011 05:49 AM

HERMANO BUYO:
LEÍ QUE PLANEAS METERTE A HACER UN CEPILLO: MI HUMILDE CONSEJO ES QUE LO HAGAS LAMINADO Y NO PERFORANDO UN TIRANTE ENTERO PORQUE HACE FALTA MUCHA DESTREZA PARA QUE DESPUÉS EL FILO CALCE PERFECTAMENTE, EN CAMBIO CON CORTES DE MADERAS ENCOLADOS PUEDES CONFIGURAR, PERFECTAMENTE LA CUCHILLA EN EL CAJÓN SIN RENEGAR ;-)

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/24141 BRIAN HAVENS HA FABRICADO UNOS HERMOSOS CEPILLOS Y ESTÁ A QUÍ EN LUMBER!!!!!!!
VAS A VER LO QUE TE DIGO ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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