|Forum topic by Don Broussard||posted 11-15-2013 03:26 AM||955 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-15-2013 03:26 AM
I invite you to read this blog post by LJ terryR. In it, he describes how he made a marking knife. I’ve already posted this comment to terryR’s blog, but I wanted to share with other forum readers.
Well, as it turns out, I am the VERY lucky recipient of terryR’s awesomeness! I went to the mailbox this afternoon and there was a note that I had a package in the “big” mailbox at our group mailbox for the development. I am expecting a couple of items so I figured it was either a replacement part for my refrigerator or a water filter cartridge. Turns out if was a package from Terry containing not only the marking knife shown in the OP, but a knapped knife and some small sticks for cleaning out cavities in rusty tools during their rehab.
The knapped knife is made of Brazilian agate; the handle is moose antler and is wrapped with deer rawhide. The little sticks are made from Purple Heart and Tigerwood. Terry suggests using them to mix epoxy or paints, or to clean out the crevices during tool restorations. One end is pointed and the other is more like a paddle. My wife suggested using them as stirrers for bloody Marys . . .
I fell like I’ve won the LJ lottery, and that I got a jump on the Marking and Measuring Tool Swap! I did not have a marking knife until today, and I expect my joinery to be WAY better when I use the marking knife. Oh, and Terry—what mistakes? The marking knife looks and feels just perfect to me!
Thanks for your kindness. I never expected that, and I feel like I own YOU now! A big thank you for having such a kind spirit and for keeping the LJ values alive!
-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!