Make a Marking Knife // Woodworking Tutorial // Hock Kit

As I've started working more with hand tools, I've really come to appreciate a sharp marking knife. There are plently commercial knives available, but I wanted to take a stab (pun...intended???) at making my own. I started with a blade from Ron Hock and used some Wenge I had lying around for the scales. I hope you enjoy! Thanks for watching.

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marking knife turners like to possess lots of devices. While most expert turners have 3 or four devices that they make use of at all times, there tends to be lots of various devices hanging around the store. What shocks several turners is the convenience in making many of their own devices.

Turners already have the majority of the skills needed to make a great deal of turning tools. They total up to having the ability to drill an opening, glue 2 things together as well as transform a deal with out of wood. Undoubtedly the last recognizes to many timber turners and also conveniently done by the remainder. The boring as well as gluing are familiar in timber as well as relocating the abilities to steel is simple. A new skill to find out is tapping a screw hole in steel yet actually it is bit various compared to driving a screw right into an item of timber after a pilot hole is pierced. Some tools call for a bit of smithing but these are easily avoided or can be occupied for the large fun of doing so.

The tools for the work are the part of nearly every timber turner. The mill for sharpening timber turning tools will be made use of to shape and hone the brand-new ones.

Take a hollowing device. In one end a one as well as a fifty percent inch hole is pierced 5 sixteenths in diameter. To do this the faucet is screwed in a fifty percent turn, backed out a quarter turn, returned a half turn, backed out a quarter turn and so on till the hole is touched.

The fundamental metal work is completed so now a twelve inch handle is relied on fit the turner's hand and a hole one half inch in size and also two inches deep is drilled in the end to fit the brand-new shaft. Super glue will hold the shaft in place conveniently or epoxy can be utilized for the even more person.

A 3 sixteenths square cutting little bit as made use of by the steel turret individuals is put into the hole in the long run of the shaft and held there by an established screw. The set screw stops the square bit from kipping down the round hole. Now|Currently it is honed to concerning seventy degrees and also slightly rounded and also a hollowing device is born.

It can promptly be seen that all timber transforming tools are variations on deal with, shaft as well as reducing suggestion. With the simplicity of getting great steel including broadband steel reducing bits and also the general skills of wood turners, it can be seen that lots of tools can be conveniently made as well as modified to fit the task at hand.


Wood turners like to have great deals of devices. While most professional turners have three or 4 tools that they make use of all the time, there often tends to be whole lots of different tools hanging all around the store. What surprises many turners is the simplicity in making several of their own devices.

The devices for the work are the component of almost every timber turner. The grinder for developing wood transforming devices will certainly be used to shape and hone the brand-new ones.
As I've started working more with hand tools, I've really come to appreciate a sharp marking knife. There are plently commercial knives available, but I wanted to take a stab (pun...intended???) at making my own. I started with a blade from Ron Hock and used some Wenge I had lying around for the scales. I hope you enjoy! Thanks for watching.Ho...