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Project by Airframer posted 11-09-2013 07:12 PM 1263 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second shopmade marking knife. The first one http://lumberjocks.com/projects/82354 works great except when you need to park in a small space (i.e. marking dovetails etc..) and I have been putting off making a new one for some time now.

Well, this morning the blade separated it’s self from the handle and that was the push I needed to get on with making that new knife I needed.

The blade was cut with a hacksaw from a block plane blade that was beyond useful for a black plane but works for other blades.

Bevel was made freehand (no clue what angle it is) on my new DMT’s.

Handle is walnut shaped with a spokeshave, rasps and sandpaper. Finished up with a brass tube.

Finish is 3.2.1 and paste wax.

Thanks for looking!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"





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yuridichesky

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#1 posted 11-09-2013 07:28 PM

Nice work. And I second the idea of non-round handle: it’s less chances to roll off the bench top.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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bhog

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#2 posted 11-09-2013 07:37 PM

Quite striking.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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LukieB

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#3 posted 11-09-2013 07:38 PM

Nice work Eric, one of many things on my to do list….

And a nice save of the old block plane iron….great idea.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#4 posted 11-09-2013 07:42 PM

Nice work Eric

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 11-09-2013 08:56 PM

Looks great, Eric! Nice job on the steel.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#6 posted 11-09-2013 09:09 PM

Very cool. Obtaining symmetry as you did, feehand even, is no easy task. Great work.

-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 11-09-2013 09:15 PM

Pretty sweet. You did a great job shaping it.

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ksSlim

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#8 posted 11-10-2013 12:21 AM

Nicely done!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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Airframer

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#9 posted 11-10-2013 12:24 AM

Thanks guys! I had a little fun with this one. My old one has also been repaired (it did build my workbench after all). I suppose one can never have too many marking knives layin’ around.. can they?

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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Rick

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#10 posted 11-10-2013 06:03 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Posting.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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bobasaurus

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#11 posted 11-10-2013 06:42 AM

Very nice-looking knife. I have one half-made sitting in my shop waiting for me to finish it… thanks for the motivation :) . Did you epoxy the blade in there?

-- Allen, Colorado

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CFrye

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#12 posted 11-10-2013 02:50 PM

Nice looking knife Eric. Have you tried it out on dove tails yet? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Airframer

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#13 posted 11-10-2013 02:53 PM

Thanks guys!

bobasaurus – Yep, the bade has a 1 1/8” long tang that is epoxied into the handle. I have my fingers crossed it holds the blade better than my previous version did.

Candy – Not yet but will be soon enough :D

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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Rob Drown

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#14 posted 11-11-2013 04:48 PM

Nice job on shaping that blade. Looks like it was machined. Very cool handle. Non round works better in my hand. I know where the blade is.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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