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Show Your Wood Scale Mods!

Postby 3-1-1 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:24 am

I have often wondered why more people don't post mods using wood. Either they are shy or not many are doing it. But I have been seeing an increase lately, so here is a spot to do it.

I love a wood scale. To me the stock G10 or FRN is just a pattern that I'll throw out later. To get things started I thought I'd share some pics of a complete set of value folders I'm working on right now. Still got to put the clip on the Reslience and have not yet decided what wood to go with on the persistence (not pictured). Contemplating a yellowheart wood.

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Postby 3-1-1 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:50 am

Forgive the blade scratches, i actually had been using these before customizing. Might have to get some new shiny ones to move the scales to....

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Postby phillipsted » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:31 pm

There are lots of interesting custom wood scales over on the "Show your Mule" thread!

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Postby Evil D » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:04 pm

3-1-1 wrote:I have often wondered why more people don't post mods using wood. Either they are shy or not many are doing it. But I have been seeing an increase lately, so here is a spot to do it.

I love a wood scale. To me the stock G10 or FRN is just a pattern that I'll throw out later. To get things started I thought I'd share some pics of a complete set of value folders I'm working on right now. Still got to put the clip on the Reslience and have not yet decided what wood to go with on the persistence (not pictured). Contemplating a yellowheart wood.

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I like the lighter colored wood. I mentioned using cedar to someone a while back but they weren't sure if it would hold up or not. I was shopping the other day and saw these blank slabs of cedar used to hang in closets, and thought they'd be the perfect size to make small scales out of. I think it would be a cool wood to use as inlays on something like a Kopa or Kiwi.
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Some More wood scales

Postby WMR » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:40 am

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Postby 3-1-1 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:27 pm

WMR....
Jealous of that leafstorm, what do you have going on there?

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Postby WMR » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:16 pm

3-1-1,
That is Amboyna Burl. If you look closely at your Rolls Royce dashboard, you will see that it is made from the same wood.

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Postby Douglas » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:43 pm

I just ran out to check, and yes that is definitely the same wood as the dashboard on my Rolls. :p

Not quite so exotic a material on my wood scale mod:
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Postby C.L.L 97 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:28 pm

WMR wrote:Spydie Mods 01b.jpg (70.0 KB)
WMR those scales are awesome, I really like the look of the leafstorm and the micheal walkers!
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Postby WMR » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:37 am

Thanks guys.
Douglas, That is beautiful workmanship! I bet your Rolls doesn't look that nice.

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Postby OldSarSwmr » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:47 am

You guys are really knocking them out of the park! Those scales look great.
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Postby DCDesigns » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:04 am

3-1-1 wrote:I have often wondered why more people don't post mods using wood. Either they are shy or not many are doing it. But I have been seeing an increase lately, so here is a spot to do it.

I love a wood scale. To me the stock G10 or FRN is just a pattern that I'll throw out later. To get things started I thought I'd share some pics of a complete set of value folders I'm working on right now. Still got to put the clip on the Reslience and have not yet decided what wood to go with on the persistence (not pictured). Contemplating a yellowheart wood.

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What FRN model could you possibly replace the scales on without working for HOURS milling out wood for the inset liners? Ive only seen a delica with wood grips once... G10 liner lock models are definately by far the easiest to make scales for, frn knives the hardest. Ive made scales for a g10 dragonfly, and im considering making some ironwood burl scales for my GB. Not sure yet, we will have to see what happens!

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Postby 3-1-1 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:17 am

i don't know of any easy frn replacement jobs. replacing the frn is a lot of delicate work with a flat router dremel bit for sure on all models i have opened up, but it can be done.

i am plannng on doing a tasman that way soon assuming I find what I expect to inside. would have started but the yellow frn h1 salt model i bought has rivets instead of screws. going to have to either drill them out and replace or buy the black model which appears to actually have some torx screws. my plan is actually to create a karambit style out of it with the finger hole.

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Postby cougar337 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:41 am

These are all my wood handled knives but these were done by various people

Redwood Lace
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Koa
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Postby The Deacon » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:23 pm

Not my work, but my knives, and most were commissioned by me...

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Top row, left to right: Waterfall Oak, Red Palm, Curly Koa, Desert Ironwood

Bottom row: "Earthling", Birdseye Maple, "Wooden Eagle", Lignum Vitae (Verawood), "Tequila Sunrise Earthling"

The first three in the top row were done for me by Tonydahose, the Desert Ironwood, and all the knifes in the bottom row, by Santa Fe Stoneworks.

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Left to right:
Kopa in Purpleheart by Tonydahose
Native V in Mexican Ebony by Gull Wing
Stretch in Lignum Vitae (Verawood), R2 in Curly Koa, Atlantic Salt in Birdseye Maple, all by Steve Rice (STR)
Schempp Persian in Desert Ironwood by Dirk Potgieter
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Postby C.L.L 97 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:25 pm

Those are great looking scales Deacon!


@ DcDesigns do you have pictures of the dragonfly that you made scales for... On the thread that you made about it, it was never finished, I think you were doing zebrawood?
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Postby Stew » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:06 am

Wood on a spydie transforms thje look of it so much. I suspect that we see less because synthetics are more readily available in slim pieces already?

I have just picked up a kiwi slipit in stag that I'm going to replace the staq on - debating between synthetic or wood - all the pics here are making me think wood!! (i think I have some thin cut desert ironwood that could fit)
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Postby haarspalter » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:11 am

hey Guys,
i was wondering what tools you use?
i was thinking about getting a dremel and some sanding paper.... should that do the job?

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Postby 3-1-1 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:46 am

Depends on the size of the wood you are starting with, and what model of knife you are going to scale. If just doing a fairly simple g10 replacement (full metal liners), and using small, pre-cut knife scale blanks from one of the standard suppliers, I'd say a dremel, sanding paper, a good drill and some bradford bits should be enough. Get some polishing compound to shine it up at the end too, if you want some shine.

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Postby phillipsted » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:17 am

Deacon - I really enjoyed the photos of your Lignum Vitae retrofits. I'm putting the final touches on a ZDP-189 Mule in that wood now. What a great material to work with - tight grain, tough as nails, and pretty grain. It is also so oily that you don't need to put any finish on it. Love it. I'll post pics in the Mule pic thread later in the week.

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