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Project by Glen Peterson posted 219 days ago 679 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t need another awl or marking knife, but I like making simple tools. Harbor Freight had a sale last weekend. While there I saw some knives for portable planers. They are about 3/8” wide and over 12” long. I thought they would make better marking knife blades than the reciprocating saw blades I’ve been using. I was right. After grinding off the sharp planer blade sides it was easy to grind a nice marking knife blade. Thanks to Derek Cohen who has a great site (intheworkshop.com) and whose basic design I used.

I bought a very cheap awl at HF thinking to turn a better handle. I really like the handle. It feels good in my hand. I was disappointed with the quality of the steel. I sanded it a bit and there is copper colored metal beneath the silver surface material. No idea what it is.

-- Glen





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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 219 days ago

very nice

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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Ted78

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#2 posted 219 days ago

I expect it was nickel plated. When they nickel plate certain metals they plate it in copper first so the nickel coating will stick.

Nice looking tools

-- Ted

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 219 days ago

Nicely done with gret looking handles.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Gibernak

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#4 posted 218 days ago

very beautiful, I like the shape of the handles.

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bch

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#5 posted 213 days ago

I love the shape of the knife handle. That sure is pretty.

-- --bch

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