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Derek Cohen

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#1 posted 09-22-2012 02:06 AM

Make them? No. They would turn a hobby into work. Making tools is just a quick fix interest between building furniture, the pieces of which generally take some months. I only get into the shop on weekends, so time is limited.

After making marking knives for a few years, I handed over my design to Chris Vesper. I would like to say that he makes an exact copy, but he makes them better! :) Here’s a link to Chris’ website (with the best marking knives in the world! ... and, no, I do not have any financial interest) ...

If you want to make your own, go here …

The point is, I make tools and am happy to share the designs with everyone. That’s what it is all about.

Regards from Perth


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