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groy87

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678 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: blade marking tool

Hello, I want to make my own dovetail marking knife and I’m looking to use a spearpoint blade similar to the ones supplied by czeck edge and the following examples.

Ebony Marking Knife – by CartersWhittling @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/12619

http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/A%20Knife%20for%20Marking%20Dovetails.html

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/55174

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/14267

Normally I would try to make my own following the tutorial but I dont have access to the necessary tools. If someone has a dovetail blade or is willing to make one similar to the examples I would be happy to trade a few blanks or kits for their efforts.

Thanks in advance.


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BigYin

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#1 posted 678 days ago

make one with a 6mm or 8mm flat drill bit.
use a grinder to shape and oilstone to sharpen and flatten the back
dont overheat when grinding

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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groy87

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#2 posted 678 days ago

I would normally want to make everything myself but I like i said i don’t own or have access to the necessary tools. :/ that’s why I’m looking to trade :)

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Dan Krager

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#3 posted 676 days ago

Groy87,
I’d be happy to grind a few points for you. Do you have material to send? If so, send a couple to start and I’ll point them to your spec. It will be fun for me and no cost to you. I have made my own knife and it resides in my apron pocket like a pencil with a plastic protector over the point.
You can learn about me at:
http://kragerwoodworking.weebly.com/
Mailing address:
Dan Krager
4730 North Wilder Road
Olney IL 62450

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Lee Barker

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#4 posted 675 days ago

Do you have a hacksaw and a file? Oh, and a vise? You can make your own from meat forks purchased at thrift stores.

There are four at different stages of construction on the right side of this picture:

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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TartanSailor

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#5 posted 673 days ago

I make mine out of old hacksaw blades and bandsaw blades. Work just fine.

-- NJ Sailor

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TartanSailor

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#6 posted 673 days ago

I make mine out of old hacksaw and bandsaw blades. They work just fine.

-- NJ Sailor

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rance

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#7 posted 673 days ago

A jigsaw blade works for me.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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groy87

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#8 posted 672 days ago

Would any jig saw blade work or is there a partictular size?

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rance

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#9 posted 671 days ago

Just about any decent quality one. The width is more important to get the size marker you are wanting. I like these over a hacksaw blade because they are thicker, which equates to more stiffness.

Of course a used one is better. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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paratrooper34

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#10 posted 667 days ago

Groy, jigsaw blades or sawzall blades make great material for stuff like this. You don’t need much to make a blade. You need something to cut the blade from the donor; gonna need to be a cutoff blade in a Dremel or the like. Or if you have a grinder, just grind it to final shape. Then you remove the paint. I took the paint off blades with a rough stone (250 grit I think). But you can get it off other ways. Once that is done, hone it and polish it, which can all be done with sand paper if that’s all you have. It is very easy work. Good luck!

-- Mike

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