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Custom Scale Work

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

  1. TheBoyScout22
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    What type of files do you use and where did you get them?



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  2. Cornholio2188

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    Dude-that rock pattern looks really cool! Looks like something you pulled out of nature-and I love that kinda stuff!
     
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  3. misterS
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    I just used some rattail files that I had lying around. You should be able to pick them up at any hardware store.
     
  4. Raiden

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    I really want to try this but I need to get some new scales. Knifekits.com has some nice stuff but I have read some people are have had problems ordering from them. Is this still the case? Has anyone dealt with them recently?
     
  5. Quixotica

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    Try USAKnifeMaker.com. They have some good prices on sets of G10 scales and very reAsonable shipping.
     
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    ok, im gonna have to try that on a knife i dont really care about in case I mess up. Thanks for the info :D
     
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    How do you like the green screwdriver you had in the video Troublemaker? Is that aluminium? Where'd ya get it?
     
  8. misterS
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    If you're referring to the "how to" video, that was just a link that I posted; it's not my video. It was posted on Youtube by a guy named RedGladius. He does some really great custom scale work;)
     
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    Oh sweet, yeah thats the vid i was talking about. Learned some good tips from that vid too, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Somehow my 10mth old made this post from my cell:
    "Ddxfdffd e"

    Here is my first try at it with my RAT-1:
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    RAT-1 by kyeandtabbs, on Flickr
    Be safe and be well
     
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    Thanks for the great thread! I'm going to try making my own knife scales soon and this is really helpful!
     
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    Looking forward to seeing your work:D
     
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    I just got a Kershaw Skyline. Finally, some G10 scales to play with... :)
     
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    Look forward to that one. I have a skyline to and would like to see what you can do!
     
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    [​IMG]

    In retrospect, I wish I would have gotten something other than a set of needle files. I only did one scale because my hands are crapping from the small file.

    I'm not very artistic. Glad to see it's transferred over to G10 scales. :rolleyes:

    All the areas that I've filed look white. Is there a way to clean that up so they go back to looking black?
     
  16. misterS
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    Good first try Q;)! If you dab a little multi-purpose oil on the scale it will darken it right up.
     
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    Buy some 500 grit and 1200 grit sand paper and hit it. should smooth it out and kinda begin to polish a bit. colors back. ;)
     
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    Really cool interesting pattern! You know what I keep seeing though? Some sort of inlay or glow epoxy down that middle strip...could be awesome ;)
     
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    Yeah-most of these pro knifemakers who share their techniques use industrial belt sanders and grinders....it's amazing they can be more precise than with a hand tool...well at least for g10 handle shaping... :p
     
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    I was thinking about filing out a thicker strip from the Back spacer and putting in some glow epoxy :)
     
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