|Project by McLeanVA||posted 05-26-2015 01:54 PM||1392 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
I’ve been wanting to make knife scales for years. Just one of those “that’d be a cool thing to try” nags that has been in the back of my mind. I finally took the plunge and bought a knife blank and got to work.
The steel blank was purchased from Woodcraft (on sale). I tossed the screws that came with the blank away and decided to purchase 3/16” brass rod which I cut down into pins. A little bit of wood, some epoxy, a file, and spindle sander, sand paper, a simple finish and a beall buffing wheel, it boom.
Really simple weekend project and they make great gifts. Glad I tried it and I hope it inspires you to try as well. Thanks for looking. Fire away if you have any questions. I’m no expert, but learned a lot over the weekend.
Scales made from walnut, with maple/walnut veneer stripes.
-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.