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MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy) 46489

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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2013, 01:53:39 AM »
Very nice work there!   :tu:

I like the acrylic ones and the idea that you now have the tweezers and toothpick figured into them!

Do you have the "Plus" scales and staight pin ones yet?  If so, can you post a few pics showing them? 

I like the "Plus" scales alot! :)
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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2013, 02:16:21 AM »
Very nice work there!   :tu:

I like the acrylic ones and the idea that you now have the tweezers and toothpick figured into them!

Do you have the "Plus" scales and staight pin ones yet?  If so, can you post a few pics showing them? 

I like the "Plus" scales alot! :)

I have done plus scales a few times, it really is not much different, just a little bit more work. I've never incorporated the straight pin though, since I don't trust the lathe with doing such a precise cut so near the very edge of the scale. I might do it by hand though. I rarely get SAKs with plus scales in for rescaling so that might be one of the reasons I haven't been too crazy about doing that :) I bought some acrylic just last week so I will either wait for someone to request some scales or buy a few SAKs before New Years to have something to do during the holidays

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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2013, 04:43:11 PM »
Two Classics: purple heart and pau rosa wood.










And an Executive, my first time doing 74mm:












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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2013, 12:27:42 PM »
Finished yesterday, Victorinox Waiter in desert ironwood. No toothpick or tweezers slots as requested by customer. At first I though that desert ironwood is stupidly expensive as a material, but now that it's finished, I know it's worth it.








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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2013, 08:51:04 AM »
Woooooow! AMAZING WORK!! Many thanks for sharing!

I'm only part way done, but I hope to see the inside of some of these scales if you have pics.

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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2013, 08:58:13 AM »
Have you or are you going to try them on 111mm?


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« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2013, 11:00:38 AM »
Woooooow! AMAZING WORK!! Many thanks for sharing!

I'm only part way done, but I hope to see the inside of some of these scales if you have pics.

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Thank you very much :) I can take a pic or two for you once I get back home, I have 91mm sets prepared in advance

Have you or are you going to try them on 111mm?




Actually I just made some 111mm scales this weekend for a Sentinel, the contour came out wonderfully but sadly the material was micarta and it came out blotchy and it was just a real mess. If someone were to order 111mm I would gladly do it. However, I've decided to never work with micarta again

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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2014, 05:33:18 AM »
is the zebrawood tinker still available?. Awesome!

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« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2014, 11:51:31 AM »
is the zebrawood tinker still available?. Awesome!

I traded it to a friend some time ago but I can easily do another one for you :)

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« Reply #39 on: January 01, 2014, 12:00:23 PM »

Another Spartan, this time the first one I did in acrylic. This was for a very good friend in California, sadly it got stolen in transport. I still think it's one the best SAKs I did and it hurts me that it's in the hand of some crook...

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this is very cool looking!


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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2014, 12:04:14 PM »

Some acrylic. This is a blue acrylic Rambler I did this summer.


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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2014, 12:19:53 PM »
Those are all amazing pieces! :drool:
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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2014, 07:06:26 PM »
very nice! congrats!

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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2014, 02:22:02 PM »
very nice! congrats!

Thanks, that means a lot coming from you :) I will have some more mods finished tomorrow so stand by for pics :)

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« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2014, 03:46:54 PM »
Today's finished projects, I have three more in the works to be finished tomorrow. Victorinox Tinker in wenge and Bijou in jade G10.














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« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2014, 01:01:51 PM »
Tinker in black/yellow acrylic.









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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2014, 02:50:37 PM »
Had some leftover ironwood... Behold, ironwood Rambler. Owner said no toothpick/tweezers slots and I happily obliged.








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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2014, 04:25:23 PM »
 :drool:

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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2014, 10:52:53 PM »
Very nice work and materials !

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« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2014, 11:04:55 PM »
Thank you both :)

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« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2014, 11:22:36 PM »
You're work really is amazing! Hats off to you.


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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #52 on: January 06, 2014, 01:44:42 PM »
You're work really is amazing! Hats off to you.


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Thank you very much :)

It's been a busy couple of days. I finished a Classic and Spartan last night, both in navy blue/white/red acrylic. Not nearly enough red in this for my liking but I think it turned out nicely.













Product of a few days' work...


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« Reply #53 on: January 11, 2014, 03:10:04 PM »
Big bro and little bro - Tinker and Classic paired in wenge. I love this wood, incredibly easy to work with.


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« Reply #54 on: January 13, 2014, 03:09:58 PM »
OHO Sentinel, brown canvas micarta.








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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #55 on: January 13, 2014, 04:31:04 PM »

This is truly amazing, inspirational and beautiful work.
And I was excited when I got my United Woods set by Wenger.
I should have come to you.

BTW - You say you like the wenge wood - It does look pretty nice
Have you made a Wenger in wenge?  :tu: 

One wee question: I assume you glue the scales onto the knives?? Epoxy ?

Cheers and keep up the good work.
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« Reply #56 on: January 13, 2014, 04:42:55 PM »

This is truly amazing, inspirational and beautiful work.
And I was excited when I got my United Woods set by Wenger.
I should have come to you.

BTW - You say you like the wenge wood - It does look pretty nice
Have you made a Wenger in wenge?  :tu: 

One wee question: I assume you glue the scales onto the knives?? Epoxy ?

Cheers and keep up the good work.

Thank you for the kind words :) I don't do Wengers because they have nested liners and I would need a lathe to do them precisely. Maybe it could be done by hand, but only with softer woods. I don't use epoxy because it's annoying, I tried it and ended up taking more time cleaning up the epoxy remains than shaping the entire scales  :facepalm: I use an industrial strength glue for metal, wood and plastic which has worked out very well so far. I've made well over 50 of these so far in the course of past two years and none of my customers ever came forward to tell me the glue loosened up, so I guess it's good  :)

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« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2014, 04:27:34 PM »
Finished Sentinel's twin brother today.




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Re: MWDP's SAK scale making hobby (VERY pic heavy)
« Reply #58 on: January 15, 2014, 03:26:20 AM »
Tinker in black/yellow acrylic.

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Wow! Bantam (with T&T) + Scissors + This (or even some orange and black acrylic) and I would be a happy, albeit broke, fella!  :drool:

You taking custom orders? lol  :pok:
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« Reply #59 on: January 15, 2014, 07:25:01 PM »
Tinker in black/yellow acrylic.

Wow! Bantam (with T&T) + Scissors + This (or even some orange and black acrylic) and I would be a happy, albeit broke, fella!  :drool:

You taking custom orders? lol  :pok:

I can do a Bantam in this acrylic (I'd have to order some more first) with T&T slots, however I don't take apart my SAKs and I can't do the scissors for you. If you're really interested PM me and I'll see what I can do

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