Marking Knife

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Project by bit101 posted 04-03-2014 02:16 PM 2509 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to make me a marking knife. I used an old hacksaw blade. Idea from Jack Houweling here: .

1. Cut the blade, ground it to a point and polished the end to a mirror finish with my scary sharp sandpaper – up to 2000 grit.

2. Sliced up some leftover spalted maple and chiseled a thin channel in each side.

3. Epoxied the blade into the wood, then glued the two sides together.

4. Put a roundover on the edges, sanded the crap out of it, and finished with a couple of coats of danish oil.

5. Then sharpened a double bevel on one side of the blade. The other surface is left flat so it can sit tight against a straight edge.

Looks nice, feels good in the hand, and works like a charm.

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#1 posted 04-03-2014 02:27 PM

That’s a nice shop tool. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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Jeff Heath

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#2 posted 04-03-2014 09:17 PM

Nice job. I like it!

-- Jeff Heath

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