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Snickers
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Homemade scales for knife

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I liked this blade style but I didn't like the handle so I did something about it. :D

I don't have a shop so I make do:

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I haven't got around to removing the tangs so it'd be flush with the wood.
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Looks good!
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Thanks. I like it.
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This is great illustration of a "mother of invention" moment. Great job!
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LOL it was. I bought a set of blank scales (3 pairs) from Etsy and tada!

I used the Mahogany for this knife. I have the Walnut and the Maple scales left.
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way better ! perhaps drilling and pining them on would be safer.... so if your using it they stay put ?
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I used JB Weld. They're not coming off.
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That large cutout right at the ricasso doesn't help to inspire confidence in the knife.
Hopefully the extended wooden slabs help a bit to strengthen/stiffen that area.
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Nice observation. What I thought exactly.
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Yes looks very nice!
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Way cool !
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Snickers wrote: Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:46 am I used JB Weld. They're not coming off.
JB Weld....If it can repair an engine block, it should keep your handles on! :lol:
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Not bad! I’m looking to make some custom scales out of a spare hickory hammer handle for my next project!
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JB Weld is a good epoxy. It's not as good as mechanical fasteners. No glue is.
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I had factory glued stag scales pop off a folder. I re-glued them and they haven’t fallen off yet. I imagine they’ll pop off eventually either by the knife’s minuscule bending or the glue drying out. By the way I picked this Jindiana up in 2011 the stag scales are inserts on each side of the knife.
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