Knife-makers Scribe

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Introduction: Knife-makers Scribe

This is a step by step tutorial on how to make a knife makers scribe.

Step 1: Cutting Out the Body of the Scribe

First cut out the body of the scribe.

Step 2: Drilling Holes

Now that it's cut out drill the hole that the scribe holder will fit in.

Step 3: Drilling Holes

Now drill a hole for the screw that will keep the scribe holder from sliding up and down.

Step 4: Taping the Hole

Now tap the hole so that you can screw your bolt in so that the scribe holder can't move unless you loosen the bolt.

Step 5: Making the Scribe Holder

Now it's time to make the scribe holder.

Step 6: Drilling Holes

Now drill the hole that will hold the scribe and the hole that will hold the bolt that will keep the scribe in place.

Step 7: Taping the Scribe Holder

Now tap the hole on the bottom so you can put a bolt in to keep the scribe from moving. Put a set screw in the taped hole to keep the scribe from moving.

Step 8: Your Finished

Now your finished. Assemble it all and you have yourself a knife makers scribe.

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    Good job on explaining.
    @EmcySquare

    Forgive my ignorance: how do you use it?

    Place the blank of the knife on the flat part, run the edge to be side against the scribe. The scribe will leave a mark on the side of the blank. The mark needs to be in the middle of the thickness of the blade. That mark is used as a reference when grinding the bevel of the knife to be sure to have a streight edge. Sometimes the marks are two. It depends on the way the bevel is made and the hardening process.

    Thanks for the explanation.

    I made one very similar to this.