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Wood Scales question #7812243 04/20/20 02:39 AM
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I don’t know how to word this so bare with me

1. How big or thick/ long does a branch of a tree need to be to make a knife handle?
2 . How long does the wood need to be cured?
3. Can this be done by a normal knife maker?


Long story but one of these trees overlooks a grave that ended from a really bad story. I’m not sure of the tree type

Re: Wood Scales question [Re: Brother in-law] #7812529 04/20/20 01:16 PM
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I've used branches as small as 1 1/4" round, but bigger is better. If you cut it green, I'd think at least 6 months. If you get a dead branch, indoors in a garage or shed for a couple of months. You used "normal" and "knifemaker" in the same sentence, lol, but yes.


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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
I don’t know how to word this so bare with me

1. How big or thick/ long does a branch of a tree need to be to make a knife handle?
2 . How long does the wood need to be cured?
3. Can this be done by a normal knife maker?


Long story but one of these trees overlooks a grave that ended from a really bad story. I’m not sure of the tree type


Also adding to what Jason said, before using the wood for a knife scale it has to be stabilized or longevity, or else it will crack and spilt. It's better before stabilizing the wood to get the moisture content as low as possible under 5% or better. I have a moisture meter before stabilizing my dried wood I put them in an oven of 200 degrees for at least 24 hours.

Not sure what a normal knife maker is; I somethings wonder if I'm normal making knives for a living. lol.

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Re: Wood Scales question [Re: Brother in-law] #7816097 04/23/20 02:43 AM
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I don’t know why I asked #3, Elijah Craig came over for a quarantine party

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