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    Marking Knife for flatworkers

    Ok so maybe some of you flatworkers have this tool, for me its one i want to make myself.

    Each time i mess with using a pencil in my shop to mark out anything for woodworking measurements i keep meaning to get my hands on a decent marking knife.

    So i saw the Czeck tools marking knife at LV for $44 and figured hang on there.

    Look up Czeck tools website store and you can get the blade as a kit with instructions for $20. Very very nice guy runs this business. Made in USA too.

    So i ordered me one and last time i was at LV picked up an exotic pen blank or two and am gonna make one.

    If you want to do the same join me. This is my in between finishing Vanity project. My lathe is feeling it needs some TLC and i need some quick get er done projects to keep me happy.

    Here is a link to Czeck tools website and the template in pdf as well as some tips to take note of in making one of these.

    I will update this thread as i progress. I have had the kit for some time.
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    Rob, pretty good having a build along type of thread. I might buy a kit myself, just to follow along.
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    Ahh but Steve i dont recall you having a spinny thing?
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    you can have flat handles and actually i prefer it that way rob,, it gives you better control and registers the position in your hand
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    you can have flat handles and actually i prefer it that way rob,, it gives you better control and registers the position in your hand
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    Ok Larry you can join me and do it in the flat. Mine will be spinny and maybe a little flat just feel the need to turn something small.

    Also Ed Thomas gave me a piece of wood to use so i gotta get my act together before he complains, hey Ed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    you can have flat handles and actually i prefer it that way rob,, it gives you better control and registers the position in your hand
    Yeah, and flat-sided handles don't roll off the bench, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Yeah, and flat-sided handles don't roll off the bench, either.
    Turn it off center and problem solved.
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    A little slow to post, sorry.

    This marking knife takes its style from Pat Leach's copy of a 19th C knife. It's made of padauk and the blade is freehand ground from an old plane blade. The overall length is about 7". There are flats on the sides to keep it from rolling off the bench and impaling my feet. I use this for everything: marking, slitting, opening envelopes.

    Let me know if the image is too dark. I don't have a good lighting setup, but I'll try.
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    very nice Bruce, you beat me. I like the round bit on the top end.

    See Larry they can be made round and not roll off the bench.

    I cannot wait to get at it making mine. Vanity table is eating up all available shop time.
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