Marking Knife

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Project by Nugs posted 06-19-2013 12:37 AM 1286 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a leftover piece of metal from my gunstock carve, so I decided to make a marking knife. I have been using a box cutter as a marking knife but figured it was time to upgrade.

The handle is made from cherry with a few pieces of walnut veneer sandwiched between. I finished it with a couple coats of tung oil and kept it together with a couple of brass rivets. Unfortunately the rivets aren’t centred because I used existing holes and didn’t cut the metal very straight or centred on the holes.

I’ve been using this for almost a week and I love it, way easier to hold and mark than with the box cutter.

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#1 posted 06-19-2013 04:04 PM

If it works, it is great. Not fancy, not a big deal, but a good tool.

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#2 posted 06-19-2013 04:09 PM

I think it’s great, but then around here I’m known as “McGuyver”..... I fix things and sometimes the fixes may not be elegant they are functional!

My bottom line is to make everything work.

Keep up the great work.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#3 posted 06-19-2013 11:36 PM

I’m not sure how long it would take you to reshape and redrill things to make everything centered, but I’ll bet you could do another project with that time instead. I thing it looks fine. Great job.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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