A simple case protects marking knives
Drawing of marking knife case

Storing and handling a marking knife can be a challenge. If you've long lost the blade guard (if there ever was one), you're left with a sharp, exposed blade.

To solve this problem, I made this simple knife rack. It's nothing more than a hardwood or plywood back with two sides, a bottom, and vertical dividers. I spaced the dividers to accommodate the marking knives I use on a regular basis. A clear acrylic panel fastened with screws makes it easy to see and select the proper knife. The rack is small enough to stay on my workbench for ready access.

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