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

  1. Eastwood

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    I tried to make on for my one-ton. Didn't turnout anything like what your doing. Awesome work. My question is How do you get the groves narrow on one side and fatter on the other? I've searched the How to videos on YouTube but all that I've found don't go into very much detail. If you could enlighten me that would be great.
     
  2. misterS
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    When I'm texturing I apply the sanding bit at an angle towards the edge closest to me and slowly work my way up towards the opposite side. So the side I started on has a deeper and wider groove and it narrows as it goes towards the other side. Don't know if that helps or not. If not, maybe I can post some pics later to better illustrate my approach. I watched a "how to" video on YouTube by a guy named RedGladius that was real helpful to me.
     
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  3. Quixotica

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    Link to video in the meantime? :)
     
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  4. Eastwood

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    I just watched the video. Thanks for the info. Time to get out the last piece of G-10 I got.
     
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    I'm not doing the textured look on mine, just a straight piece of canvas micarta....is there a specific dremel attachment you've used to cut out the liner lock area?
     
  6. misterS
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    Here you go:
     
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  7. misterS
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    you got it....good luck, and post pics:)
     
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    I used a 1/2" Dremel sanding drum.
     
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  9. xbanker
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    As a long time hobby woodworker, I'm wondering if a router would work on G-10, or if it would shatter into a million pieces. I'm thinking a pattern bit coupled with my router table.
     
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    Let me know how that works:)
     
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    I'm not much of a woodworker, but I have seen people route plexi. G10 is no where near as brittle as that.
     
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  12. willydigger

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    When I cut G10 with my dremel, it dulls my cutter bits in minutes. I think grinding and sanding are the best ways to handle it.
     
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    I'm thinking whenever I get around to trying to make some scales for something, I'll a bag of 100 off brand sanding bands off Amazon for about 7 bucks, and mostly use that to do the work. Although I only have a single speed non-dremel Rotary tool. So I might need to upgrade in general.
     
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    I have a single speed non dremel rotary tool that I have done all my work with. I actually have a variable speed Dremel <-official, sitting in my tool drawer (unopened). The sanding drums are excellent for shaping G10. They have big drums like the video and smaller diameter drums. You don't need a lot of tools. The most important part is taking that first step. Believe.
     
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    My rotary tool actually came with about 80 pieces, including the big and small drums. And a lot of other stuff. The only things I've had any use for were the sanding bands and one buffing wheel. Then again, the only projects I've really undergone lately have been customing shaving brush handles. And most of those I never even finished.

    I should get some kind of a vice and some G10 and see what I can come up with. It's just hard to have many tools when you're in an apartment complex. :(
     
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    misterS.........
    Thank you so kindly for taking the time to share your experience and knowledge.

    That is the stuff that makes this a great place.
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  17. misterS
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    Thanks Billy!
    I don't feel like I have a lot to offer, but I'm happy to give back to my forum family in whatever way I can:D
    And yes, this IS a great place!!
     
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    Thanks for the input WD. Prompted me to do a little Google-research. Found this post in a G10-cutting discussion on a CNC-related forum. Seems to confirm ... my thought about using router-with-carbide-bits isn't too feasible:
     
  19. ModrnDayMcGyver

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    After reading this entire thread, I went out and purchased a Dremel and went after my Spyderco Tenacious. Didn't come out near as nice as some of the other post, but I thinkI will get better with practice.
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  20. Quixotica

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    I think it looks great, especially for a first try! :D
     
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