|Project by drbyte||posted 04-03-2017 08:55 PM||332 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
My son needed new scales for his Swiss Army “Tinkerer” model I think. It’s the one with the Phillips screwdriver. The old red scales completely bit the dust. He wanted “dark” or “black” wood so I used Zircote, dark, hard, and very oily. Used a cross-slide vise to cut the groove for the tweezers. Very tedious work. Lot of hand filing. Sanding is very hard on this wood, it’s so oily it clogs everything right away. Used some metal cutting burrs in the Dremel to get to a rounded shape then mostly files. Final sanding with 400 grit and just a touch of teak oil for a finish. Cleaned the scales and the knife with alcohol several times before using epoxy on the scales. Hope it holds. Turned out pretty close in size and shape to the originals. Could not get the slot in the handle for the toothpick beside the Phillips bit, too little wood between it and the groove. Thanks for looking and for any comments/critiques.
-- Dennis, WV