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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 09-13-2013 12:28 AM 605 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lateralus819

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09-13-2013 12:28 AM

I’m having a dilemma. I’m making a wooden plan, with a tote. I’ve measured a few handles and they’re anywheres from .84 to .96 thick. I bought stock thats roughly .80/.82 thick.

Would .04 to .12 make a difference?

Since my blade is 2 inches thick, and my stock is .80, i have to make up the difference with filler material, i was going to make one hunk for the back and use a template to fab out the handle, but i got to thinking, I’d waste all that extra material just for a 1/32 to a 1/16 on each side.

Thoughts?


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#1 posted 09-13-2013 01:12 AM

If its less than 7/8, I won’t use it. I try to keep to 15/16” at a minimum. Its going to depend on the user, but much less than 7/8” and I can tell the difference.

for the second part, add a thin shim.

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#2 posted 09-13-2013 01:38 AM

Good point. I did buy more than enough stock so doing as i described won’t mean a thing.

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