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P89DC

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03-25-2019 12:20 PM

I bought this Pfeil knife kit from my local Woodcraft but I can’t figure out how to fabricate a handle for it.

How do I attach the blade to a handle? I was expecting to use a couple of rivets:


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#1 posted 03-25-2019 01:12 PM

how are you going to make your handles ??
you can laminate two scales together to use a brass rod as a rivet.
or – like a lot of folks do; just make your handle, drill a hole and
pour epoxy in it to hold the blade and attach a ferrule.
if you hollow out a recess between two pieces of wood, you really don’t need
a rivet – epoxy will work just fine. marking tools don’t get a lot of abuse.

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#2 posted 03-25-2019 07:24 PM

Those cutters look nice.

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#3 posted 03-25-2019 08:11 PM



Those cutters look nice.

- WayneC

Yes, Pfeil is good stuff. I’ve got a few carving chisels from them. I consider them some of my ‘classy’ tools. They’re also pretty pricy.

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#4 posted 03-25-2019 08:55 PM

I was going to buy a Narex off Amazon when I noticed these cutters for the same price as two Narex marking knifes. So I bought the Pfeil blades instead.

Thanks for the insight, time to make some handles from a chunk of rosewood I’ve been hauling around for the last three decades.

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#5 posted 03-26-2019 11:52 AM

P89DC – before you glue your two pieces of wood together,
if you are not sure with how you are doing, please
come back for assistance.
if you make a mistake in the assembly process – it is not the end
of the world. the blades can be cut out and another handle made.
best of luck in all your adventures.

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#6 posted 03-26-2019 02:05 PM

Hi John,
I was planning to turn a handle and drill a hole down the middle then epoxy the blade in place as per your suggestion. I might drive a brass rivet through the small hole in the blade. I don’t see the need to cut in half since the blade’s tang is so short. Thanks for all your help! I’ll be sure to follow up with pictures when I finish.

Eric

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#7 posted 03-26-2019 03:28 PM

Thanks for posting these, I was also going to order a narex marking knife when I saw the pfeil so much more expensive. I have a horrible igaging one now that is made of potmetal that is softer than wood.

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#8 posted 03-26-2019 11:45 PM

From the Pfeil page at Woodcraft:

“To make your own custom marking knife, simply turn a blank and drill a 6mm (15/64”) hole and epoxy the blade in place . Flat knives can easily be made by laying up a 2-piece handle. “

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#9 posted 03-27-2019 12:55 PM



Hi John,
I was planning to turn a handle and drill a hole down the middle then epoxy the blade in place as per your suggestion. I might drive a brass rivet through the small hole in the blade. I don t see the need to cut in half since the blade s tang is so short. Thanks for all your help! I ll be sure to follow up with pictures when I finish.

Eric

- P89DC

I was thinking the same thing, but I came to the realization that the rivet would be right where I put my fingers. If that rivet isn’t smoothed very well, it would get rather irritating. If the manufacturer recommends just using epoxy, that’s probably the way I’d go.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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