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HOW TO MAKE YOUR CUSTOM PAINTING KNIVES

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I use several types of painting knives. Some large, some small.

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When I work on details, I use  a knife with very narrow, sharp blade.

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The knife on the left is probably the smallest knife in the market. About 1/2″. The right one is my custom made, 1/4″.

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How to make such knives with narrow blade? It’s easy. First, get a flat metal file at Home Depot.

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Shave the side of the blade.

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Keep shaving until you get the shape you want.

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It takes about 10 minutes from the left blade to the right blade.

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Check the edge of the blade. It has to be smooth. But it’s not easy to make a smooth edge with a file alone.

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So, use sanding paper. Probably around #200.

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These narrow knives are equivalent of #1 round brush. Very helpful for detail works.

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Also helpful to create sharp, deep cut texture.

Thank you for reading my post.

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