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    [IMG][/IMG]I got this knife cheap and have been stumped as to what to do for the handle. Any ideas. I want it original, comfortable, rugged and good looking.

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    Well I would assume you would want a wood handle unless you own specialty tools for metal or polymer working. What I think looks best in a wood handle knife would be to use tight fitting metal pins if you can find them. It depends how much work, time, and money you are willing to spend. So the question is what would you like it to look like?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by mikehemi View Post
      Well I would assume you would want a wood handle unless you own specialty tools for metal or polymer working. What I think looks best in a wood handle knife would be to use tight fitting metal pins if you can find them. It depends how much work, time, and money you are willing to spend. So the question is what would you like it to look like?
      I am not sure what I'm wanting it to look like yet. I've made a couple different types of micarta slabs, didn't like em, I only have oak scale blanks for wood. I did like the original scales but not sure if I could reproduce them with fiberglass or not.

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      • #4
        build a sacrificial mold and cast polymer with rubber inserts.

        get some plastic modeling clay...and build the handle you want....spray with wax.....encase in silicone rubber.....bust off modelers clay....use a resin/ catalyst to fill...
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          • #6
            lots of vids on youtube.....I've worked with many resins....most are just mix and go....some require heat to activate.

            With cold cast resins.....you can have accuracy of .001"
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
              build a sacrificial mold and cast polymer with rubber inserts.

              get some plastic modeling clay...and build the handle you want....spray with wax.....encase in silicone rubber.....bust off modelers clay....use a resin/ catalyst to fill...
              Good idea.... now what are you talking about.LOL
              I've been looking online about resin casting , it may be the way I go.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
                lots of vids on youtube.....I've worked with many resins....most are just mix and go....some require heat to activate.

                With cold cast resins.....you can have accuracy of .001"
                It funny but I've been searching YouTube more than Google for info lately

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                • #9
                  I used silicone baking sheets to form this Fobus light mount to a Mossberg 590=A1 fore end.....



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                  • #10
                    What I'm going to test this coming week is a mixture of truck bed liner and resin, and see what that looks like.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
                      I used silicone baking sheets to form this Fobus light mount to a Mossberg 590=A1 fore end.....

                      That's awesome, nice work. You should do a video tutorial. ( hint hint)).

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                      • #12
                        I am a big fan of canvas micarta, its easy to work with, comes in many colors and is bomb proof.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Omegaman View Post
                          I am a big fan of canvas micarta, its easy to work with, comes in many colors and is bomb proof.
                          I've been making micarta slabs recently. Its definitely not an easy process there is a bit of trial and error.

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