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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 09-13-2011 11:39 AM 1261 views 2 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TopamaxSurvivor

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09-13-2011 11:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: marking knife sharpen

I found this video link in my inbox this AM : http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/chris-schwarz-blog/how-to-sharpen-a-marking-knife?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+woodworkingmagazine+%28Woodworking+Magazine%29

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#1 posted 09-13-2011 02:18 PM

gr8 little video. thnx for sharing it

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#2 posted 09-13-2011 03:14 PM

I bookmarked this one over at PW—it looked so good, I wanted to be able to find it again easily!

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#3 posted 09-14-2011 11:39 AM

Nice video.
I like the fact that he round the tip a little.
Thanks.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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#4 posted 09-14-2011 04:41 PM

Never thought of a back bevel on a marking knife. Might work, must give it a try. At least if I don’t like it, it will be easy to fix. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 09-14-2011 08:23 PM

I think the bevel on the back was just slightly more than relieving the bur.

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#6 posted 09-18-2011 05:02 PM

Interesting. Thanks for posting the link.

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#7 posted 09-18-2011 07:14 PM

Thanks Topo.

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