Marking Knife

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Project by ryno101 posted 03-27-2010 05:40 PM 3213 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got the idea from an episode of “The Woodsmith Shop”.

It’s a 4” jointer knife that I had lying around, a full 1/8” thick. I sharpened both ends on the grinder, making it a dual-bevel marking knife, and sharpened the original edge for some extra utility as a regular knife.

The end that’s not sticking out of the end, I just ground flat 1/16” or so of the original edge. I just cut a shallow dado in a thin piece of hard maple to fit the steel, glued it together, then cut a tenon on the end and capped it with a 3/4” copper plumbing end-cap for the ferrule, which I cut a hole in to accommodate the blade. Then I carved it down with a utility knife so it felt a bit nicer in my hand than the original block!

-- Ryno

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#1 posted 03-27-2010 06:17 PM

great little knife for scoring
thank´s for sharing


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#2 posted 03-27-2010 06:32 PM

Nice marking knife. All ways fun to make your own tools.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 03-27-2010 06:38 PM

Jointer knives recycled! What a great idea. Thanks.


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#4 posted 03-27-2010 07:56 PM

Good idea and execution.

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#5 posted 03-28-2010 11:39 AM

Very nice. Well done.

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