Having a shot at some timber scales

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Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby standy99 » Sun May 16, 2021 5:33 am

Nothing too flash yet. Sanded a rough shape and drilled for a few Mosaic pins.

Most of the work was done on a disk sander and a drill. Made the scales a bit thinner after the below shots.

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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby Bolster » Sun May 16, 2021 9:33 am

Good looking timber. What kinda wood am I looking at here?

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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby Xplorer » Sun May 16, 2021 9:36 am

Lookin' good!
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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby standy99 » Sun May 16, 2021 10:00 am

Bolster wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 9:33 am
Good looking timber. What kinda wood am I looking at here?
Amboyna/Rosewood wood- Stabilised KNIFE handle scales

Linked the seller in another timber scales thread
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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby Bemo » Sun May 16, 2021 10:12 am

great start, I need to get a set going myself.

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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby TomAiello » Sun May 16, 2021 10:32 am

Looks good! I love those pins.

I'm tempted to suck up the shipping and buy some of those scales. You got them from George?

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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby standy99 » Sun May 16, 2021 2:19 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 10:32 am
Looks good! I love those pins.

I'm tempted to suck up the shipping and buy some of those scales. You got them from George?
Yes George

Wait to you see them with a bit of oil on them. :D the rose really pops....

If you do order from George get some

“ Resifills - Epoxy resin cast KNIFE handle BLANKS and others - Sold singly × 1 “

Havnt worked out what’s going on in these but boy are they going to look good.
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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby TomAiello » Sun May 16, 2021 3:29 pm

If you sand them to absurdly high grit, the stabilized and resin stuff comes out looking amazing. I used to stop at 1200 grit, and couldn't figure out how people made them shine. Then I sanded some up to 5000 grit, and the difference was incredible.

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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby AlexRus » Mon May 17, 2021 8:29 am

Subscribed. Watching :)

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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby standy99 » Mon May 17, 2021 11:24 am

Clamped.
Got a bit of epoxy everywhere :D :D
(Tip) Find baking paper stops getting clamps stuck to timber and sands off

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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby RustyIron » Mon May 17, 2021 12:20 pm

It's fun seeing your progress.
Keep it comin'!

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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby Bolster » Mon May 17, 2021 8:30 pm

I am guessing those pins are not peened?

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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby TomAiello » Mon May 17, 2021 9:50 pm

standy99 wrote:
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(Tip) Find baking paper stops getting clamps stuck to timber and sands off
Definitely. I bought a whole roll of parchment paper from Costco just for shop use.

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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby standy99 » Tue May 18, 2021 1:15 am

Bolster wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 8:30 pm
I am guessing those pins are not peened?
No not mosaic pins.
Epoxy will keep them from moving, as there was a large amount of space in tang around pins and I scratch up pins with rough sandpaper so you get a bit of epoxy between pins and timber

The way a mule tang is leaves a great bond for epoxy with all the holes. I fill all of them up with epoxy and not just a coat on each side of the scales.
Coat scale - place on blade - fill holes and coat scale and clamp. Epoxy is cheap and the more the merrier in my book. :D
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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby TomAiello » Tue May 18, 2021 7:29 am

I've taken to using corby bolts in addition to mosaic pins, when I use mosaic pins. I have never had a problem with an epoxied mosaic pin moving at all--I'm just paranoid.

Here's a handle I put on a Brisa blank that way--with two corby bolts to hold things together around the mosaic pin.

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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby AlexRus » Tue May 18, 2021 11:31 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 7:29 am
I've taken to using corby bolts in addition to mosaic pins, when I use mosaic pins. I have never had a problem with an epoxied mosaic pin moving at all--I'm just paranoid.

Here's a handle I put on a Brisa blank that way--with two corby bolts to hold things together around the mosaic pin.

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Looks good :)

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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby FullScaler » Wed May 19, 2021 12:10 am

I have been cleaning out my garage getting ready to move and dug up some very nice birds eye maple that I forgot I had. As soon as I saw it I thought of this thread and it wasn't long before I stopped cleaning the garage and started making some sawdust.

I was able to get them roughed out, drilled for pins, and epoxied before it got too late. I also roughed out some ironwood scales for another Mule so I was able to get two blades glued up tonight.

I used brass pins on both and am interested to see the contrast between the pins on the dark wood and the light maple. The corbies in the pics with the ironwood were just for holding the scales in place while I roughed them out a bit
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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby WilliamMunny » Wed May 19, 2021 4:03 am

FullScaler wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 12:10 am
I have been cleaning out my garage getting ready to move and dug up some very nice birds eye maple that I forgot I had. As soon as I saw it I thought of this thread and it wasn't long before I stopped cleaning the garage and started making some sawdust.

I was able to get them roughed out, drilled for pins, and epoxied before it got too late. I also roughed out some ironwood scales for another Mule so I was able to get two blades glued up tonight.

I used brass pins on both and am interested to see the contrast between the pins on the dark wood and the light maple. The corbies in the pics with the ironwood were just for holding the scales in place while I roughed them out a bit
Did you have the wood stabilized first? I got the impression that it was fairly important to do.

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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby WilliamMunny » Wed May 19, 2021 4:32 am

standy99 wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 5:33 am
Nothing too flash yet. Sanded a rough shape and drilled for a few Mosaic pins.

Most of the work was done on a disk sander and a drill. Made the scales a bit thinner after the below shots.

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How thick did you make your scales? 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”?

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Re: Having a shot at some timber scales

Postby TomAiello » Wed May 19, 2021 6:32 am

Nice maple, full scaler. That's some good looking wood. :)


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