Marking Knifes

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  • #20487
    Ken
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    #20489
    Frankie Lee
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    Hey Ken, thanks for putting this info up for me. I will watch the video and read the info over a cup of tea in the morning.

    #20491
    Ken
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    I hope they help buddy, coffee for me please, milk no sugar. 😉

    #20539
    Frankie Lee
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    I think I’ll go with the Stanley knife.

    #20540
    Ken
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    You wont go wrong with the Stanley knife Colin.

    #20556
    John Purser
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    I’ve been using this knife from Mora:

    Also available from Ebay for a couple of bucks less.

    Honestly I got it in part because I was looking for an excuse to buy a Mora knife. I’ve got the Stanley Paul recommends for Americans and like its functionality but dislike the rough feel and plastic parts. Also I’m having some trouble with my hands so I wanted a thicker handle. Finally I keep folding the Stanley up and dropping it into my pants pocket where it mingles with my pocket knife and I’m pretty sure he’s a bad influence on my carpentry tools.

    This Mora comes razor sharp, is easy to sharpen, and holds a good edge as well. The plain wooden handle lends itself to being reshaped to fit my hand. I do plan to take the existing finish off and replace it with linseed oil. I think I’ll flatten the sides of the handle some to provide orientation and prevent rolling as well.

    The one downside is the blade is a bit thicker than what I’d like. If I’m not paying attention this thickness can move the blade of the square. But not paying attention causes problems with any tool I’m using while wool gathering so I can’t fault the knife for that.

    Right now I’m just using this knife in Home Depot “white wood” (SPF) so perhaps when I move to hardwoods I’ll be less fond of it but for now I’m quite pleased with it.

    John

    John Purser
    Hubert, NC

    #20557
    RL
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    I use a Blue Spruce marking knife for my fine work, and a Sabatier single-bevel knife for the heavier stuff. I can recommend both knives, but they are not cheap.

    #20564
    STEVE MASSIE
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    I also bought the Stanley 10 -049 folding knife and love it. I like the way it feels in the hand and all I have to learn is how to sharpen the blade like Paul does properly. I haven’t quite have that down yet. I am still on the fence about the Eze – Lap Diamond Stones though, as far as durability and how long they last. I have heard pro’s and con’s about Diamond Stones. Paul has shared some wonderful tips that hasn’t let me down yet, and BTW I love my Paul Sellers style bench.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #20570
    John Purser
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    Hmmm. For some reason the link didn’t come through.

    Here it is in text:

    I’ll try the link function again in case I screwed something up:

    It’s the Mora 122 carving knife.

    John Purser
    Hubert, NC

    #20571
    Ken
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    Looks like a nice knife John

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    #20573
    Jay
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    I have a vintage-ish Stanley (with the chrome finish), but I noticed that the Pfeil double bevel marking knives are on sale right now at Woodcraft. They look pretty nice.

    #20583
    Greg Merritt
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    I’ve been using this Gerber since day one with no issues. I use it for everything in the shop. I can just change the blade with readily available replacements.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #20636
    Ron Harper
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    As has been said above, this is a personal preference issue. I have a pencil style double edge knife, a hock blade that I mDe a handle for, but the knife I use most is a small Case lock-back. I use it almost exclusively unless It is temporarily lost 🙂

    Ron

    #20959
    Jay
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    I just picked up one of the Gerber EAB knives for about $10. I’m pretty impressed with it. Very compact size when folded… the body and blade are very stable so you get nice crisp lines… comfortable in the hand, not bulky… and takes standard utility blades so they are cheap and easy to replace.

    #22349
    Sandy
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    Ken,
    Thanks for the info. That is just the problem that I have been having. I baught a couple of dovetail marking knives and they just don’t seem to work very well. Watching Paul’s videos he is making a really deep cut with is knife. The ones I bought don’t cut near as deep. I was thinking maybe trying a Exacto knife?

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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