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

  1. misterS
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    Thanks Raiden! The only tools I'm currently using are a Dremel, a drill, some sandpaper and files. I trace the stock scale for hole placement, shape, etc. I drill the holes first.
    I use a dremel to shape the outside of the scale. Lastly, after I'm sure all the holes line up ok I use a dremel to do the texturing and maybe use some sandpaper to smooth out any rough spots...that's pretty much it.
     
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    Thanks! Those colors do pop on this knife....my inspiration were the Cuscadi scales that I bought for my SAK in the same color combo:)
     
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    I'm thinking of getting another Persistence to make some custom translucent green scales for. They're fun little knives...and affordable!
     
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    How difficult is it to do the vining on the back of the blade? That looks awesome.
     
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    It can be a little tricky, but not too difficult. I did screw up another knife blade before doing the Persistence, so you may want to practice on a knife you don't care about first.
    There are some good videos on youtube for tips. Also, make sure you get yourself some diamond files....good luck!
     
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    Thank you for the info! You've inspired me to give this a try (not that I have any illusions that my results will match yours :)). Can easily see how it would be difficult to stop once you've had a taste of results such as yours.
     
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    He misterS. I followed your work on your EDC-thread and must repeat me:
    Great :frantic:, fantastic :cool:, very awesome +1

    Keep up the good work !!! Love it.
     
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    You should give it a try....you might be pleasantly surprised with the results;)
     
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    Hey thanks Hartigan! Always appreciate your feedback my friend!:D
     
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    I'm going to give this a try. I was flip flopping on if I could do it or not but you encouraging words makes me think i can.
    Thanks for the nudge misterS.
     
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    You can do it! I look forward to seeing your work:)!
     
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    What kind of bits do you use to shape the scales? Are you cutting with a bit (what type of bit if so) or sanding or grinding?
     
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    I've been using a drum sanding bit both for the shaping and the texturing.
     
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    Made some more Tenacious scales today

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    What thickness of g10 did you start with?
     
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    For this knife I used 3/16 "
     
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    REALLY like that orange Tenacious. Very cool pattern!

    Like the black/blue one as well. Super cool lookin.
     
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    Congratulations on the job.
    the grips are excellent.
     
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    Those look great! You should try some BM Griptilian scales. I would carry my 550 MUCH more frequently if it had better handle scales on it!
     
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    Thanks guys:)