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Forum topic by Ray posted 04-18-2014 04:43 AM 1472 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ray

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04-18-2014 04:43 AM

I have been looking at marking knives and find the thin ones designed for small dovetails are more than I would like to pay. Can you let me know how these LV knives work? These appear to be thinner than the high end ones that I have found so far. Can this be used as an all around marking knife or is it too thin-1/64”

Thanks

-- Creating less fire wood every day


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 04-18-2014 04:48 AM

Lee Barker made some marking knives that might be of interest:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/91740

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#2 posted 04-18-2014 05:11 AM

I have those knives (both left an right). I like them, and use them for most of my marking with a knife (I use the Veritas plastic handle spear point for tight places). I usually make multiple passes to get a deep cut. The first time sharpening them takes longer because the edge has grooves in it. After that they are easy to sharpen on a stone, as they have a single wide bevel. One of them has the elephant logo on the flat side (A. in your picture), which I wore away sharpening the knife.

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#3 posted 04-18-2014 01:59 PM

They look fine to me.Alistair

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#4 posted 04-18-2014 02:15 PM

The blades look much the same as an Xacto knife which I use. I already have enough things to sharpen, I like being able to pitch the old blades when a new one is in order.

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#5 posted 04-18-2014 03:14 PM

I use the one from Diefenbacherer on this page; http://www.diefenbacher.com/layout.htm $13 makes it worthwhile, but I’m thinking about getting some of these Accutrax utillity pencil “blades”
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?cat=1,42936,43509&p=71249

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#6 posted 04-18-2014 03:27 PM

$6 from amazon. I picked one up after seeing Paul Sellers use one.
http://paulsellers.com/2012/06/the-stanley-knife-i-use/
Love it.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#7 posted 04-18-2014 04:12 PM

You can get a set of “carving tools” from HF for $6 or $3 with a coupon out of Wood magazine ad. They are dull as screwdriver out of the box, but with a little grinding and sharpening, you can make your own marking knives out of the little chisels. That’s my plan, at least. ;)

http://www.harborfreight.com/11-piece-wood-carving-set-60655.html

The steel seems to be good. The handles fit the hand well and are tight. It’s a good kit to make things out of.

Also, instead of a pair of knives, you can buy or make one with a V shaped point which can mark from either side just by turning it over. That makes sense to me. Like this one.

http://www.garrettwade.com/woodworkers-striking-knife/p/96T01.13/

-Paul

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#8 posted 04-18-2014 04:23 PM

I use a utility knife or xacto knife for marking. Any sharp pointed knife will work. I even took an old kitchen knife and ground it into a marking knife.

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lepelerin

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#9 posted 04-18-2014 04:52 PM

make your own, you will certainly appreciate it more.

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