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Project by CartersWhittling posted 05-16-2012 12:33 AM 2512 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello.

This is a marking knife I just finished. Its made of ebony with an old jig saw blade and a brass ferrule. I made the blade 1 1/2” long and the handle is about 4 inches. The handle shape is based off of the common windsor chair leg design. Now I finally have a good marking knife.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/





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#1 posted 05-16-2012 01:11 AM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 05-16-2012 01:54 AM

Cool!!

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#3 posted 05-16-2012 02:14 AM

I’ll bet that works like a charm. Very nice

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#4 posted 05-16-2012 02:24 AM

I love all things Windsor and this is one, nise job. Enjoy using it.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#5 posted 05-16-2012 03:33 AM

YES!

... and out of Ebony scraps… just laying around the shop… LOL

Very NICE!

Great job…

Great use of Scrap! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 05-16-2012 01:10 PM

Great looking marking knife.

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#7 posted 05-16-2012 01:22 PM

Very Nice!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#8 posted 05-16-2012 08:50 PM

Looks very nice.
I personally prefer the handle to reach closer to the blade tip for precision work. How does it work for you?

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#9 posted 05-17-2012 02:05 AM

I don’t feel like the handle is too far back, I usually hold pencils 1-2 inches from the tip anyways. I find the curve behind the brass ferrule is the perfect place for your index and middle finger too. It is acually very comfortable.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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#10 posted 05-17-2012 02:53 AM

Thats cool, I love the handle

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#11 posted 05-17-2012 02:57 PM

Great looking knife Carter, good idea to have the blade 1 1/2” long,
it makes marking through thicker woods a cinch.

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#12 posted 05-25-2012 12:05 PM

the ebony holds those intricate details very nicely. great looking marking knife!

-- Regards, Norm

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#13 posted 01-09-2013 04:18 AM

Carter, where did you get your furrel? also how hard was that steel to work? did you have to soften it first?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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CartersWhittling

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#14 posted 01-10-2013 12:49 AM

I just found the ferrule kicking around in the shop. I believe it is a plumbing joint of some sort. The steel works fine with a grinder and sharpening stones, but I’d suspect it’s to hard for metal files. Softening the steel any more than it is would be a bad idea, it’s perfect as it is.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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