LumberJocks

Marking Knife

  • Advertise with us
Project by Airframer posted 11-09-2013 07:12 PM 1238 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"





14 comments so far

View yuridichesky's profile

yuridichesky

315 posts in 630 days


#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!)

View bhog's profile

bhog

2145 posts in 1357 days


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

Quite striking.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

View LukieB's profile

LukieB

932 posts in 996 days


#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"

View Don W's profile

Don W

15060 posts in 1234 days


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

Nice work Eric

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

View terryR's profile

terryR

3136 posts in 975 days


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

Looks great, Eric! Nice job on the steel.

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

View AnthonyReed's profile

AnthonyReed

4717 posts in 1107 days


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

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

-- ~Tony

View ShaneA's profile

ShaneA

5313 posts in 1265 days


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

Pretty sweet. You did a great job shaping it.

View ksSlim's profile

ksSlim

985 posts in 1556 days


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

Nicely done!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

View Airframer's profile

Airframer

2520 posts in 620 days


#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"

View Rick's profile

Rick

6454 posts in 1699 days


#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.

View bobasaurus's profile

bobasaurus

1273 posts in 1851 days


#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

View CFrye's profile

CFrye

3137 posts in 506 days


#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

View Airframer's profile

Airframer

2520 posts in 620 days


#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"

View Rob Drown's profile

Rob Drown

724 posts in 2499 days


#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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase