Doing scales on my own

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Re: Doing scales on my own

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Inflation.
The good stuff for big knives is now $66 a set.
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Re: Doing scales on my own * update*

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Well here are some finished product pics. I realize these are not perfect, however any advice is welcome! I didn't do any metal work as I wanted to keep the "well used look" to the knife. After finishing, I probably should have either made the scales match the well used look or polished up the metal.
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Re: Doing scales on my own

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Looks a whole lot better, nice work!
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Re: Doing scales on my own

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sammy the blade wrote: Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:44 pm Looks a whole lot better, nice work!
Thank you! :D
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It looks better than it did when it was new.
Don't forget to file the pins flush to the liners.
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Re: Doing scales on my own

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Bill DeShivs wrote: Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:22 pm It looks better than it did when it was new.
Don't forget to file the pins flush to the liners.
Thank you! means a lot coming from you!
I did file them down once I was completed peening the outside. BTW used finish nails for pins, worked perfect!

Thanks, Robb
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Re: Doing scales on my own

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nice work Robb.
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Re: Doing scales on my own

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Nice makeover! It looks like a totally different knife.
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Re: Doing scales on my own

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rock-n-roll$$$$$$ wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:31 pm nice work Robb.
Thank you!!!
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Re: Doing scales on my own

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Killgar wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:16 am Nice makeover! It looks like a totally different knife.
Thank you!!
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