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The Woodworker’s Knife Guide

The woodworker’s knife has a thin steel blade attached to a handle, sometimes the steel blade is retractable or folds. These can also be known as scoring, striking, marking or layout knives. They generally come with plastic, metal or wooden handles. THE WOODWORKER’S KNIFE GUIDE Uses The knife is used to cut through the […]

Using a Woodworker’s Knife

You hold the knife by gripping around the handle, rest your thumb on the side and use your index finger to apply pressure to the top of the handle, this will allow you to vary the pressure, and therefore the depth of the cut and maintain firm control of the knife. This is made […]

Buying a Woodworker’s Knife

When buying a woodworker’s knife you should look for a thin, strong, flat blade. Don’t be put off by the disposable blade options as some of these can be sharpened and last up to 2 years. Paul recommends the Stanley Folding Pocket Knife model 0 10 598 and the Swann-Morton model SMO-R, which is […]

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[…] will focus on using two registration faces to mark around your wood which will help when you need to crosscut wood to length, which requires an accurate knifewall on all faces to prevent tearout. It will also help you to understand how to mark around a piece of wood when defining a knifewall … […]

Using a Combination Square

Once you are confident your square is set up you align the head (stock) against the straight edge of the wood and use a pencil or a woodworker’s knife to mark the 45/90° angle. To move the head along the beam, turn the adjustment wheel to loosen the head, this enables it to be moved, […]

Setting Up a Square

[…] techniques, they are very accurately square. Put your square on the long side of the paper and draw down one side of the beam, either using a knife or a sharp pencil. Then flip it over and see if the markings line up. If they do not, your square is inaccurate. For a square […]

How To Make a Rounded Card Scraper

[…] piece of cardstock, draw a rounded, quadrant shape on one half and cut to shape. Fold down the centre line and follow the rounded edge using a knife or scissors. Open it up to show the perfectly symmetrical curve, this can be transferred to the card scraper using a marker pen. You may need […]

Cutting with Crosscut and Ripcut

You will need: 2 x pieces of wood (scrap wood will work for this) Ripcut Saw Crosscut Saw Pencil Square Knife Ripcut Draw a line about 1” (25mm) from the edge along the length of your wood. Starting with the ripcut panel saw, use your thumb to guide the saw to the start of […]

Using Registration Faces

[…] will focus on using two registration faces to mark around your wood which will help when you need to crosscut wood to length, which requires an accurate knifewall on all faces to prevent tearout. It will also help you to understand how to mark around a piece of wood when defining a knifewall in […]