FROM CHEESE KNIFE TO MARKING KNIFE.


FROM CHEESE KNIFE TO MARKING KNIFE. – YouTube
I’ve needed a marking knife for a while now, but never really wanted to spend money on one. I saved some jointer blades for a while now that I intended to use, but recently I found a video by Paul Sellers where he re-purposed a cheap kitchen knife and turned it into a marking knife. I found the perfect stainless knife for this project and just had to do it.

Full build article:
http://www.cheveedodd.com/2018/05/05/upcycled-marking-knife/

Video from Paul Sellers:

How-to build the vice you see in this video:

Q: Is stainless hard enough?
A: You can see how difficult it is for me to cut with a hacksaw in the video. Stainless CAN be hardened, but only by being worked. This knife will be plenty sharp for marking layout lines.

Q: Why did you use power steering fluid to sharpen the knife?
A: You didn’t read the title cards, but came down to the comment section to ask an already answered question?

Q: Why didn’t you charge the cardboard with honing compound?
A: This is not a high-polish bevel. It doesn’t need to be for this purpose. I only care to remove the larger burrs. If you are worried about being able to shave with your marking knife, you should spend more time making sawdust and less time obsessing about “perfection.”

Q: Do you sharpen all your tools this poorly?
A: Yes. This is how I sharpen all my tools and they have never failed me in any wood I use. They don’t slip, I’ve never needed to use excessive force, and they’ve never cut me. I prefer to spend my time making instead of sharpening.

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