Robhartley

Marking Knife

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Thanks shaney i'll check that out.

hhh- i want to use it for marking mainly and to reduce tear out as show in marks video recently. i have a marking gauge but realize that its not always practical on irregular shapes and larger pieces. 

Hey Rob, i have this one. No complaints. Quite inexpensive as well.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=60044&cat=1,42936,60044

ohhhh i like this :-) christmas gift ideas for myself i think!

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For what it is worth, Paul Sellers uses an inexpensive ($5-6 bucks) folding Stanley knife.

How about an XActo blade? They may not be glamorous, but they are sharp, inexpensive and nimble enough to get into tight corners.

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For a general purpose layout/joinery knife, this is what I use... Not exactly cheap, but s the best I've used, hand's down... Might as well go all-in and order it with a set of his sliding bevel gauges -- again, the best I've ever used...

https://www.vespertools.com.au/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage-ask.tpl&product_id=11&category_id=4&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=34

https://www.vespertools.com.au/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=16&Itemid=34

 

 

For a transfer knife, I've got the BlueSpruce set posted by Eric (plus the long awl) and a set I like a bit more from from Czeck Edge (solid carbide -- never needs sharpening -- or at least not in three or four years):

http://www.czeckedge.com/

 

 

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For what it is worth, Paul Sellers uses an inexpensive ($5-6 bucks) folding Stanley knife.

How about an XActo blade? They may not be glamorous, but they are sharp, inexpensive and nimble enough to get into tight corners.

I have one of the ones he uses, works well and I resharpen the blades as needed to get more life out of them. 

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For a general purpose layout/joinery knife, this is what I use... Not exactly cheap, but s the best I've used, hand's down... Might as well go all-in and order it with a set of his sliding bevel gauges -- again, the best I've ever used...

https://www.vespertools.com.au/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage-ask.tpl&product_id=11&category_id=4&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=34

https://www.vespertools.com.au/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=16&Itemid=34

 

Oh god...I want one of everything.  Deep breaths.  Restraint.  I can do this.

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Yea, Aussies make some great kit... To further weaken your reserve...

http://www.hntgordon.com.au/colen-clenton-marking-out-tools/colen-clenton-gauges.html

https://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/dept/TMM/item/MS-CCGU.XX

 

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It works even better than it looks... As much as I like my TightMark, I reach for this bad boy every time...

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I must not be far enough into my woodworking career to appreciate a fine marking knife or bevel gauge, cause I look at those and think, "uh, yeah right!" 

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==^^^

Yea, Aussies make some great kit... To further weaken your reserve...

http://www.hntgordon.com.au/colen-clenton-marking-out-tools/colen-clenton-gauges.html

12gaugecutting.jpg

It works even better than it looks... As much as I like my TightMark, I reach for this bad boy every time...

Ok, we get it. It's not helping! Not helping my wallet! :) 

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I have the iGauging knife. It's ok for the price. If the handle was a little wider with better flat sides to keep if from rolling and a bit longer knife out from the handle it would be a great bargain .

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I use one of these which is double bevelled on one side only. The other side is flat so you can run it against a straightedge or workpiece. 

http://www.rutlands.co.uk/sp+woodworking-hand-tools-marking-marking-knives-marking-knife-dakota+dk1212

The handle shape stops it from rolling off a bench.

The one from infinity also has that blade style.  It is a good choice IMO.  Very versatile and works on both left and right handed marking/scoring.  It is a great knife for inlay work as well.

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