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Woodworking Marking Knife

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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.
nancyjohns1 month ago

Great marker, but usually instructables have the instructions.

It's a really well made marker.

mbecks6 months 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)  mbecks6 months 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.
glorybe6 months ago
An old spade bit could be ground to that shape as could an old file.
DIY-Guy1 year ago
It's so beautiful! How did you make it?
kleinjahr1 year 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.
brianfss1 year ago
Very nice design. Did you paint the handle? It looks green in the pictures.
Can you give your overall dimensions?
jazzguitar1963 (author)  brianfss1 year 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")
The brass bit is probably called a ferrule. Nice design, seems comfortable to use and won't roll on the workbench.
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