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Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by misterS, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. misterS
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    Thanks a bunch!
     
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    Hi misterS,
    nothing to add to what has been said yet , apart from my personal admiration for your patience and skill.
     
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  3. metos

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    beautifull work :hungry:

    I got this knife and I know that the metal plate of this side of the knife takes place in a little hollowing on the inner side of the original plastic cover.
    how was the deal with this part on your custom one ?
    did you replicate the same shape ?
     
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  4. misterS
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    Thank you kind sir...much appreciated!:)

    Thanks! I just used the flat side of the G10 on the under side without the metal plate. I noticed that the metal plate and the original scale were flush, forming one flat surface, so the G10 worked out just fine.;)
     
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    I need moon light for my nano!

    Sent from my HTCONE
     
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    ok thanks
     
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  7. AK Adventurer

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    Is it bad that I just ordered $25($30 with shipping!!) worth of scale material for one $13 knife?!?
    :rolleyes::nah_disagree::oops::rofl:
     
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    :nah_disagree: No!! You knew it would happen.....:D
     
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    It actually reminds me of when i was making knives from scratch, putting $20 worth of handle/bolster materials on ~$5 worth of raw bar steel... (and after about 6.5 hours of work, selling it for ... well, a Lot more ;) )

    Its funny, I knew had missed making/modifying knives and folders, but never really realized How Much I missed it, till I started again this last week. Most fun I've had working on something for a LONG time!
     
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    Ya I know how you feel. Pure hobbyist here, but I started the Mod. process again today and to say I'm excited to see the end result is a total understatement.
     
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    It's bad only if you don't do anything with it. Or if you don't show us what you made with it.... :)
     
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    Well, it might end up on a slightly spendier knife...
    a GITD Cryo is rather appealing.

    :D
     
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    Looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!:D
     
  14. misterS
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    Reviving this ole thread to share some scales I made today...been a while.
    These were my first attempts working with carbon fiber. The Resilience was made with red carbon fiber, the ZT 560 with blue.
    [​IMG]
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    Great work as usual MrS,
    Do you happen to have a little OCD in ya? :p
     
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    Thanks Kye! I'm sure I've got some!:p
     
  17. UrbanReady

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    Hey I am brand new to this forum guys. I have been lurking for awhile. I ran across this page and was inspired. This is my Gerber F.A.S.T. I recently did a full tear down and cleaning of this knife, I have had it for about five years. It was a gift from my dad. I EDC it for about four years as a diesel truck mechanic. It saw a lot of nasty abuse. Anyways I loved all this work you guys have been doing but I like the factory scales on this thing.but I wanted to try this stuff out so I took my Dremel to the spine. This is what I got out of it. It's a little messy for a first try at anything like this but I got the effect I was looking for. Next is to figure out how to grind down the serrations for a nice straight cutting edge. Tell me what you think. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  18. SMAJ
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    Really nice job! I want to try and do this for my tenacious and then maybe other knives as well! Where did you purchase the material to start with? I have been searching the net for scale blanks. Also did I read you are using some kind of file? How bout a dremel? Thanks for sharing this!
     
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    Thanks! I purchased the G10 from a company called "USA Knifemaker Supply". I did some early scale work using a file, but I did most of my work using a Dremel.;)
     
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    Thanks again! I have been thinking about doing these kinds of mods for a while. Looks pretty straightforward.