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Posted on Question: how do you glue / epoxy knife scales on ? Mine fell off

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#1 posted 12-28-2009 02:49 AM

Thanks for the replies. I guess I’m gonna give a different epoxy a try. I used a 2 part slow set from Walmart, I guess that should have been my first clue :(

I did try roughing up both the scale and the tang. I rubbed both on 100 grit sand paper on a flat surface. Mostly to flatten them, remove any burrs, and rough them up a little.

I did wipe both the tang and the scale with acetone before applying the the epoxy, maybe 15 minutes or so before applying the epoxy.

I’ll see if I can hit Rockler tomorrow and pick up some West Systems. If I cant find any I’ll look for the Raka.

I’ll post back after I get them re-epoxied and give them a chance to work or fail.

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