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DIY Glow in the dark and Semi-transparent 91mm scales & Youtube tutorial

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it Offline SirVicaLot

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That is true. I was thinking of a rough piece of wood, with crevasses and such. Those were created naturally and should be easy to fill. Just need to find a piece of wood like that  :think:


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Fantastic job Comis! Great write up and the video was really helpful. Can't wait to give this a whirl. Well done!  :salute:
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That is true. I was thinking of a rough piece of wood, with crevasses and such. Those were created naturally and should be easy to fill. Just need to find a piece of wood like that  :think:

That's an interesting idea, I think the challenge lies in how to artistically implement that in real life, gonna be unique if it does work!


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Fantastic job Comis! Great write up and the video was really helpful. Can't wait to give this a whirl. Well done!  :salute:

Thank you!  And please do come back and show it if it works for you! :hatsoff:


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Great looking scales and tutorial.


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Great looking scales and tutorial.

Thank you! :hatsoff:   I'm working on the scale mod we talked about in another thread... :cheers:


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Thank you! :hatsoff:   I'm working on the scale mod we talked about in another thread... :cheers:

I’ll be interested in seeing how it comes out.


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I’ll be interested in seeing how it comes out.

Definitely will pm you once it's done, I remembered discussing about that mod 4-5 years ago with a SAK technician in London, after learning and doing a SAK spartan assembly at the London flagship store, this is way long overdued. :facepalm: :D


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Fantastic idea, explanation, pictures and thread Comis - Very well done - beautifully explained  - and fabulous result :salute:

Brilliant - Thank you  - Oh and thanks also for the MTo plug in the vid   :D

Can't believe two months though for the scale stripping! No quicker way?  ???  - Or would any other way damage the scales - No wonder this thread took a while to complete - That's patience!!

- I have added the thread to the mod guide stickie     :tu:



I agree, great work, great tutorial, great final result!

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I might just try to do something similar...

 :think: :think:
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I might just try to do something similar...

 :think: :think:


 :popcorn:   Any progress update?  Please do post here to show! :pok: :D


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So I finally got to experiment with the epoxy and glow-in-the-dark powder. I finished a small fixed blade with it today. I figured it would be easier to test with larger scales first. Not sure yet how much they will glow, they are charging in the sunlight at the moment.
Here it is during daylight:



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Here it is in night mode. I tested it in the closet after having it charging in the sun for about 2 hours.



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That looks excellent SVL  :like: :tu:
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SVL, that looks fantastic!  Thank you for sharing!  :cheers: :tu:


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Thanks guys!  :hatsoff: I need to get a smaller bit for the router. This was the smallest one I had  :facepalm:


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Thanks guys!  :hatsoff: I need to get a smaller bit for the router. This was the smallest one I had  :facepalm:

Oh, btw, what knife is that?  What are the dimensions and weight?  I'm thinking about updating my small blade lately.


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It is 15cm long and weighs about 90 grams. I got it from my local Woodcraft. That is a woodworking store here in the US. They have several sets that you can use to mount your DIY scales.

They are inexpensive but of a decent quality. I think 440HC steel, if i am not mistaken. So far they held an edge pretty well and were easy to sharpen. 


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It is 15cm long and weighs about 90 grams. I got it from my local Woodcraft. That is a woodworking store here in the US. They have several sets that you can use to mount your DIY scales.

They are inexpensive but of a decent quality. I think 440HC steel, if i am not mistaken. So far they held an edge pretty well and were easy to sharpen. 


Rockler?   I'd be going to one in a couple of days, love that store. :woohoo:


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Rockler looks different. I checked out their website and they have some knife kits as well. Just search for „knife hardware kit“. The first that cames up is a Large Folding Knife Hardware Kit. I have done multiple of those as christmas gifts. It is from the same company that does the small fixed blade that i used here for the glowing scales.

I did not see any small fixed blades on the Rockler site though, only medium sized ones  :dunno:


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That is pretty cool looking!  :like:


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Thanks, Ray  :cheers:


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Comis- Thanks again for posting this thread and your tutorial video.

This is my attempt using some old (‘04) translucent blue scales. Helping to pull off another set with darker blue from ‘08.

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Very nice refresher of this topic Kama  :like:
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Very nice refresher of this topic Kama  :like:

 :cheers: Thanks McStitchy!  I hope to have a few more done soon now that I’ve got some practice in. Hopefully some other glow mod parts too.
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I think I've got a set of red translucent scales hidden somewhere  :think:
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:cheers: Thanks McStitchy!  I hope to have a few more done soon now that I’ve got some practice in. Hopefully some other glow mod parts too.

I think I've got a set of red translucent scales hidden somewhere  :think:

:popcorn:

I think someone did try the red trans scale with glow paint, but the result is not the same as trans blue.  But who knows it may work with the right kind of glow products? :D


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I think someone did try the red trans scale with glow paint, but the result is not the same as trans blue.  But who knows it may work with the right kind of glow products? :D

Yeah, not sure I’d try red. I think it was CraftsmanSAK that did red and green trans scales. Green worked and the red didn’t.

There are red glowing powders...but I think they still need wavelengths that won’t go through red trans for charging. I tested my light blue ones to make sure it would charge the powder I have before I got started. And tested the dark blue ones pictured above with the powder in the clear container in the background of the pic. I’ll test a red trans scale later, but I don’t have high hopes that it’ll work or work well enough to use them.
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