Picture of Woodworking Marking Knife
Mark knife2.jpg
Mark knife handle.jpg
Essential tool for woodwork. The handle is made of Macassar Ebony and shaped by hand. The blade is high speed steel made from a scrap from somewhere. The ferrule was turned from brass.
Tangski7 months ago

Ok, for those of us not as good as you....can you take it apart and show more details please??? It would really really really help:) The type of Ebony used is not illegal yet for use, but often comes in very SMALL pieces...this handle would cost about $80 here in Canada...so, you may want to use purple heart, red heart, black walnut or another very dense hardwood instead...not so expensive either:) Well, you can at least get larger pieces!LOL

nancyjohns1 year ago

Great marker, but usually instructables have the instructions.

It's a really well made marker.

mbecks1 year ago
where did you get the wood. Is it African ebony that is illegal to harvest? If not id love to get my hands on this wood i love the look.
jazzguitar1963 (author)  mbecks1 year ago
It was bought from a place called Trend Timbers and it came from a legal source. You shouldn't have any problem getting enough ebony for a project like this.
glorybe1 year ago
An old spade bit could be ground to that shape as could an old file.
DIY-Guy2 years ago
It's so beautiful! How did you make it?
kleinjahr3 years ago
Beauty!!! The brass ferrule,from a compression nut?
A very neat job, There are lots of people who wish marking knives as nice as this were generally available to buy - well done. (Now, where's that old 5/8" chisel)
I've seen them made from old (i.e., dull) spade-style drill bits. Usually very cheap at a flea market.
brianfss3 years ago
Very nice design. Did you paint the handle? It looks green in the pictures.
Can you give your overall dimensions?
jazzguitar1963 (author)  brianfss3 years ago
Thanks! No paint. Ebony is a very dense wood with very dark brown colouring, sometimes very close to black. There's no finish on it - it's only been polished. Overall length is 130mm (5 1/4")
caitlinsdad3 years ago
The brass bit is probably called a ferrule. Nice design, seems comfortable to use and won't roll on the workbench.