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Project by bch posted 189 days ago 878 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this walnut and maple marking knife discussed in the excellent book, Tool-Making Projects for Joinery and Woodworking, by Steve A. Olesin. The blade was cut out of an old table saw circular blade. His version just had the knife and handle. I added the cap. There is a rare earth magnet within the cap that keeps the cap on.

While I could get it sharper, I’ve already “marked” myself on the blade three times (this most recent time taking photos for you knot-heads!), and I haven’t even used the knife, yet.

I highly recommend the book to other beginners. I’m having great fun following along in his footsteps and am learning a lot.

-- --bch





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Brett

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#1 posted 189 days ago

So simple and useful. I still haven’t made one myself. This is just the inspiration that I need. Nice touch with the cap too.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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HuckD

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#2 posted 189 days ago

LOL – you cut yourself 3 times with one knife and then call us knotheads.

Nice knife though!

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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bch

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#3 posted 189 days ago

HuckD—you are SO spot-on. I should just put this thing away! I thought making the cap would help prevent accidental cuts but… some people just can’t save themselves from themselves… :)

-- --bch

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 188 days ago

It will be a great addition to your shop. Nice work.

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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#5 posted 184 days ago

That’s one handy and sharp tool around the shop. Beautiful handle and cap. Great job!

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mafe

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#6 posted 184 days ago

I have no doubt it’s sharp.
Looking sharp also!
Have to look at that book.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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