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MY MARKING KNIFE

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Project by kiefer posted 472 days ago 1182 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my companion marking knife I made this afternoon .
Made from the same walnut and birch as the awl so they match .
The blade is made from an air nailer driver blade (see pic 5 ) that was discarded but makes a excellent knife blade ,hold a edge nicely .
The blade is set into a dado in one halve only which I cut before laminating the two halves and offsets the blade sightly to the flat side .
Finish is wipe on poly and buffed on the spindle sander with a paint roller sleeve and buffing compound .
That was a good day in the shop and makes the set complete and ready to use .

-- Kiefer 松





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 472 days ago

a beautiful companion piece. very nice indeed.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 472 days ago

As always Kiefer, nicely done and very professional looking tool.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 472 days ago

Sweet- a matching set!!............Jim

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

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stefang

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#4 posted 472 days ago

Great looking marking knife Kiefer and a beautiful set combined with your new awl. It looks to me like the ferrules are slightly conical. Is that right, and did you buy them or did you make them special?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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kiefer

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#5 posted 471 days ago

Thanks all I always appreciate your comments .
Yes it makes a nice set and will be used .
Mike the ferules are the nuts of a compression coupler which we have at work to repair air hoses .
I chuck the complete assembly in the drill press and shape the nuts and cut off what I want to use .
Makes a nice tapered ferrule ,two for about $3.00 .

-- Kiefer 松

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Roger

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#6 posted 470 days ago

Handy, dandy pair.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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mafe

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#7 posted 470 days ago

Really nice.
A perfect match they are.
Looks like a goos solid blade.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 470 days ago

These are beautiful tools and you should be very proud of them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 470 days ago

They’re beautiful and ready for action. Like the shape of the handles. Great work!

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