DIY Marking Knife

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Blog entry by wrenchhead posted 06-27-2018 04:35 PM 1353 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 14 year old son has been wanting to do some blacksmithing and make a knife for a while now so before i go and build a forge and buy an expensive anvil I thought a marking knife would be a good beginner project to teach him what little bits I know about metal working and some woodworking. This project required minimal tools and my son got to learn a few new skills. I had a blast spending the weekend with him in the woodshop and I think he had a good time too. Thanks for watching

-- I could quit if I wanted

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#1 posted 06-27-2018 04:52 PM

He’s a natural craftsman. Nice job on the marking knives and nice job with the video too!

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#2 posted 06-28-2018 12:49 AM

Thanks. I think there will be some more metal working in our future

-- I could quit if I wanted

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#3 posted 06-29-2018 01:29 AM

Nice knife and especially so since you worked with your son to make it, great memory and passing on the skills.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 06-30-2018 09:09 PM

Oldtool, it was a lot of fun to work with him. He is sketching up new knife designs. He wants to make something “That looks like a real knife” now

-- I could quit if I wanted

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