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The Little Things You Don't See( After Pics Added) #2512208 08/17/11 05:32 PM
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Can make a big difference in a knife. This is just an extra step that I take before attaching the scales to a knife. I know that some just slather the scales with epoxy and slap them on but I feel that roughing up the tang with a small cutoff wheel on a dremel and them drilling the recesses into the scales gives more surface area and rough edges for the 4000 lb. pull strength epoxy to bite into and hold.
Just thought that some like to see this detail that they would otherwise never know was there.




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I've wondered about the strength of just gluing on the scales. This makes sense to do. Thanks for the insight.



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Re: The Little Things You Don't See [Re: catchin'] #2512745 08/17/11 08:48 PM
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After 24 hours cure time, scales done this way can't be knocked off of a knife if you tried. And I've tried....



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Excellent method to get more surface area adhesion
The extra divots in the scales is a huge plus as well.


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Nice work Mike!!


Re: The Little Things You Don't See [Re: TMonjure] #2513522 08/18/11 01:11 AM
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Quality work


Re: The Little Things You Don't See [Re: jim1961] #2513967 08/18/11 03:44 AM
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Turned out pretty good.











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Re: The Little Things You Don't See [Re: MikeC] #2514018 08/18/11 04:11 AM
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Beautiful piece of artwork Mike, just amazing.



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Looks good Mike.


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That's ALMOST too purty to use...

almost.

Great work!

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Nice work as usual! Good idea on the scales too.



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Thanks guys it goes to it's new owner tomorrow. It's going to make a goodun.



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Nice!


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