Marking Knife

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Project by rkober posted 03-13-2012 02:59 PM 1383 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s marking knife I made for my son who has shown some interest in cutting dovetails. I cut the blade from an old planer knife and the handle is walnut. The second pic shows my old one that I built out of a jig saw blade. The new one has better balance and of course no flex. Since I don’t have a wood lathe I had to shape it “conventionally”. The shape is comfortable and doesn’t roll of the bench. Now we’ll have to put it to work.

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown

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#1 posted 03-13-2012 04:10 PM

Nice work. That looks very comfortable to hold.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#2 posted 03-13-2012 04:51 PM

Wonderful! I like the ‘flat/round’ shaped handle; much better than a turned handle. The blade looks good, too. Nice job.


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#3 posted 03-14-2012 10:22 AM

I love those hand made tools. Great job forming the handles.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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