Making a marking knife from an old planer blade – part 2

After the epoxy hardened I traced the outline of the handle design on the rosewood parts and sawed the excess wood.

After some light planing and sanding the handle was ready. Lastly, I "broke" the sharp edges of the blade's long sides using a diamond stone. 

The knife works very well.  It allows me to use it in tight corners and the shape of the handle (though simple) is very comfortable to hold.

 

 

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Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.