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Forum topic by Bryan posted 10-22-2011 05:27 AM 982 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bryan

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10-22-2011 05:27 AM

What do you guys use for a marking knife? I have looked at a lot and was thinking I could make one out of an old buck brothers chisel I have What do you guys think


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#1 posted 10-22-2011 05:48 AM

That would work, but consider this: Local thrift store: a carving fork. Usually a nice wood handle, sometimes rosewood (which sands back even though it’s been abused in the dishwasher). Usually stainless, most likely the same material that’s in the knife. I cut it off to the right length and cut the bevels and Scary Sharp it into submission.

It’s a fun journey and creates a very nice looking and functional knife.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#2 posted 10-22-2011 06:18 AM

I have a couple of generic letter openers that I’ve considered modifying into a marking/striking knife.

I feel a chisel would be a little too thick to use in tight spots.

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#3 posted 10-22-2011 01:27 PM

Mine is made from a 5/16” spade bit. Purpleheart handle.

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#4 posted 10-22-2011 04:25 PM

Here is a picture posted on LJ of several of these carving fork ideas, one complete.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#5 posted 10-22-2011 07:38 PM

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#6 posted 10-23-2011 09:48 PM

The pointed Pfeil with two beveled surfaces on front and a flat back is my favorite. I can locate a board on my project to pick the portion with the best grain pattern for the project, mark one end of the board, and simply rotate the knife 180 degrees to mark the other. It elimates the need for two knives, one for right and another for left.

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