I just finished reading a Lee Valley catalogue. In there was one of the things I was thinking recently that I need – a marking knife completely flat on one side, with the point in the middle of the blade.
The problem is it costs 30$. And while I appreciate quality, I’m not willing to spend that much money on a single piece of steel.
Is there any reason I can’t buy a 10-15$ kitchen knife and grind that so that the bevel is on one side? Or is the side of a kitchen knife not flat enough?
Can I use something else for that purpose? A worn-out jointer or planer blade maybe?