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Replacing my broken marking knife handle

Started my day off bright and early in the shop practicing some dovetails on a piece of oak scrap I had laying around and…. Snap! There goes my marking knife…

No big deal, I have a lathe… some tools, and I can fix it. 

I head off to my scrap wood bin, and pick out an Oregon Myrtle-wood turning blank I’ve had for some time. I slice out a nice  little one inch square hunk of it, and chuck it up in the lathe. This piece of myrtle-wood surprised me with some incredible figure once I put some shellac on it.

With this, and all of my other projects, I’ve documented the process. Check out the marking gauge repair video below. 


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