I figured I'd make one thread for everything, since I have made a ton of these and will do so in the future. Last summer a friend of mine talked me into making custom scales for my old Huntsman, after he gave me a piece of homemade micarta. After that, I started doing more and more of these, improving a little bit every time. I ended up making several as it was fun to me to experiment with the materials. I can honestly say that I have not made a single pair of scales for sale yet, but I did make a few for the sole purpose of trading for things I needed. Anyways, the one thing people keep telling me to change is to make toothpick and tweezers slots in the scales, but I never have the willpower to do it... Maybe eventually once I buy a dremel. Here are the scales I have made so far, all put in one thread, I will try not to miss anything. This will also be the place where I will post anything else I do in the future, when time and money allow me to.
Huntsman with orange micarta scales - there were obvious flaws on this one. The micarta wasn't completely straight and that result in some issues with the gluing. Nevertheless, awesome material, albeit dangerous to work with.
The Plumsman - my first SAK with wood scales, after which I fell in love with the material. The plum came out a bit darker than I would have liked, but definitely nicer than I thought it would. This one is in Florida now.
This one hurts me still... I used acrylic for the first time, as ordered. Had an 8mm thick block that had to be cut down to 4 in order to be reasonably thin to work with. After all the struggle that went into it, got stolen in transport.
Blue acrylic Rambler for TECENG. First time doing a 58mm, it was different but not difficult. It's really hard trying to find the least uncomfortable way to hold this thing while sanding. There's still some sanding dust in the spring, hope you'll forgive me :)
I've been a bit busy lately but manged to finish the Spartan for jeepsrjason :) This is blue acrylic, as the one on the Rambler on page 3. Sanded with 800, 1500, 2000, then polishing. This thing shines like crazy now
Huntsman with wenge. I have a love and hate relationship with this wood. It's easy to sand and whittle, but it has these miniature dents that keep all the wax I put on them.
I love the grain in wenge. It is so cool! I love the little dents too. Gives it character.
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