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Marking Knife Swap Project

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Project by CL810 posted 04-05-2013 12:52 AM 1611 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this knife for the tool swap . I used bubinga and finished with 6 coats of wipe on poly for durability. The third pic shows the wood before the finish was applied.

The blade was made with O1 steel, shaped, hardened/tempered, and sharpened. The ferrule was made from a copper pipe coupling.

The swap really made me work to bring my ‘A’ game – can’t send junk to a fellow Jock! What a great experience.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR





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Mauricio

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#1 posted 04-05-2013 01:22 AM

Looks awesome Clayton! The combination of wood, steel, and copper all look great together. Well done man!

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

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#2 posted 04-05-2013 01:29 AM

Looks great. It is amazing how much the color popped with the finish.

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#3 posted 04-05-2013 01:34 AM

That’s top shelf workmanship, most excellent!

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#4 posted 04-05-2013 01:45 AM

“Clayton” = CL810. Now why in the heck did I not figure that out! Clever.

Beautiful marking knife. I did not follow this swap – why do you have to harden the O1 steel?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 02:24 AM

Thanks guys.

Lys – When you buy it, it’s not hard so it’s easier to cut and shape. It’s insane how easy it is to sharpen before you heat treat it.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#6 posted 04-05-2013 02:46 AM

That a great looking knife, solid craftsmanship.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#7 posted 04-05-2013 07:59 AM

That is really nice… Love the color. Looks like it would fit the hand well.

On a side note, how did you rename the link with the word [swap] ?0 I have tried several ways from Youtube instructions and another member has tried to explain it and it doesnt seem to work. It kills me that I have trouble with it being I’m normally pretty good on comp’s
Thx

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Mauricio

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#8 posted 04-05-2013 02:38 PM

Ken did you click the edit button when you go into your project?

Clayton, I think you need to put Marking knife swap in the Key words field. I’m not seeing your knife when I do a search of projects with the key word “marking knife swap”

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

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#9 posted 04-05-2013 09:21 PM

Wow
This really looks beutyful

Josef

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#10 posted 04-07-2013 12:24 AM

I really like the handle shape, looks great.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#11 posted 04-10-2013 01:37 PM

Super nice knife.
Lucky guy.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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