Knife Scribe

Discussion in 'WIPs and Tutorials' started by zzknives, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. zzknives

    zzknives Well-Known Member

    hey dogs

    made a knife scribe
    more or less like the one from Tracey

    steel bar
    carbide point
    crossbow arrow

    couple drills and a small tap


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  2. murphda2

    murphda2 Super Moderator and KD Blade Show Boss

    That looks like it will do the trick. Nice enginuity.
  3. LR Adkins

    LR Adkins Well-Known Member

    That will work, good job. I like seeing people make their own tools.

  4. zzknives

    zzknives Well-Known Member


    But not perfect because I can´t just take the point out and replace it
    Hammer it in LOL

    BUT I can´t get spare points here anyway so no big deal *haha*

    Had to take a scriber apart to get the point out

    At least it didn´t cost me much.

    Arrow..don´t know broke it a while ago LOL
    Steel...a few cents
    Screw..a few cents

    But you need a drill press, vise,... otherwise tough to make
  5. graveyard

    graveyard Well-Known Member

    thank new to the making knifes and hobbyest need these stuff me to
  6. ARCustomKnives

    ARCustomKnives Well-Known Member

    You might considering getting a steel rod the same size as the arrow shaft and drilling it out the same size as the carbide point. You can then drill and tap the top end of the rod, and use a set screw to hold the scribe point in place.
    I used the cut off from a partially threaded bolt (cut the bolt head off and the threads), but you can typically get some cold rolled rod at your local hardware for fairly cheap.
  7. cappaletti

    cappaletti Well-Known Member

    nice job..and a good idea..saved u some bucks!

    HELLGAP Dealer - Purveyor

    good Idea Ive been looking at buying a digital height scale and they run a couple hundred and up . This type of set up will be just fine for scribing .Til now ive been ruining my calipers. thanks kellyw
  9. BRad704

    BRad704 Well-Known Member

    Since you (or we) aren't typically scribing the edge of a hardened piece, would it work to use a hardened piece of steel as the scribe point? It certainly opens up your options...
  10. ARCustomKnives

    ARCustomKnives Well-Known Member

    As long as the steel is harder than what you're scribing, there shouldn't be a problem. Vernier calipers (typically hardened stainless) for instance are often used to scribe metal/knife blades as well.
  11. James Terrio

    James Terrio Well-Known Member

    Right, you don't really have to get deep into the steel, just scratch through your layout dye or sharpie or whatever.

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