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totalrewind

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727 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tip trick blade joining marking knife razor blade utility knife recycle

Sadly I couldn’t list this as a “project” because it’s not wood, but all metal. Still I hope somebody will find it useful!

As with many of my projects I like to straddle the fence between “hey, that’s pretty clever”, and “WHAT? ARE YOU INSANE?!!”

This time I’m playing with old utility knife blades! Hurray!

Yeah, I might have nicked my fingers a time or two, but my tutorial got “featured”. So check it out:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Exce...ng-knife-FREE/

And, hey, if you like it please drop a vote.
(They have a cool little “go pro” camera up for grabs this time.)


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#1 posted 688 days ago

How well do they work? Did you grind it to be beveled on one side only? I usually like something with some heft to the blade so I don’t have to worry about the blade bending. Have you had any problems with that?

-- "I think that if I did not work with wood, my life would be a hollow emptiness." Jonas Wainwright

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#2 posted 685 days ago

So far they’ve worked very well. The biggest problem I’ve had is avoiding the impulse to grab the thing sitting there when I need to cut a piece of rope or something. The force of habit says, “Oh, there’s a knife.” Grab.
It’s a little surprising how conscious you have to be about restraining yourself. Force of habit, I guess.

Yes, they are ground on only the one side only so you have a perfectly flat backside to run along your ruler. That’s why I had to cut them back so far – to get past the factory edge on the other side.

I haven’t had any problem with the blade bending, but these were name brand stainless blades so they are pretty strong. To be fair though, I really haven’t needed push super hard. Regular scoring pressure has been plenty to leave a good deep scratch. Maybe if ran into a chunk of something hard like African mahogany or something that would be a different story?

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