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Oak scales 1045

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Oak scales
« on: September 04, 2020, 04:37:44 PM »
Thought I’d share my first attempt at homemade scales for my huntsman. (No CNC). Quite chuffed for an hour’s tinkering! Just needs some more oil.

Any ideas on how to etch the victorinox logo into it (without great difficulty). Cheers!
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Oak scales
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 05:12:51 PM »
I reckon a branding iron sort of thing would look good and go well with the material.

Already looking a lot better than it did though! Great work.
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2020, 05:16:33 PM »
I was thinking that, but it’s either finding a logo shaped brand or doing it by eye (which I’m not so sure about as I would like to have the shield as well as the cross) any work arounds you can think of?
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2020, 05:16:51 PM »
And cheers!
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2020, 05:20:27 PM »
Not a clue.
I’m crap with stuff like that. Although when I did google branding iron to check I had got the name correct, some YouTube links popped up as well. I’d try there, someone else may have more experience on here though...
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2020, 05:36:09 PM »
You just gave me a cracking idea... now gone for a charred oak finish instead
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2020, 05:36:47 PM »
Gives a bit more character I think
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2020, 05:53:06 PM »
Very nice job.  I love the char look.
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2020, 06:34:16 PM »
Cheers, the next one I do I’ll do a bit thinner if I can
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2020, 06:35:34 PM »
You could possibly pop out the Vic shield from a scale, heat it and press it against the wood scale

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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2020, 06:39:57 PM »
Sounds like a plan, best way of getting it out without breaking it??
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2020, 06:41:37 PM »
Not sure, you might have to break the scale to get it out in one piece. Maybe a file or hacksaw.

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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2020, 07:34:54 PM »
They look great.  Nice job.

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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2020, 09:38:00 PM »
Really look great  and the char just finished ‘em off nicely
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2020, 09:39:03 PM »
Sounds like a plan, best way of getting it out without breaking it??
Assuming "it" means the shield but you don't care for the scale, you could just dissolve it in acetone.
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2020, 09:39:54 PM »
The second "it" being the scale, of course  :facepalm:
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2020, 09:52:01 PM »
Beautiful job!  :hatsoff:

I've seen home made wooden scales with the Vic shield inlay. How they did it, I don't know. Looked really good. How about putting some personal mark of your own on the top scale?

Ever since I found and tidied up an old trad lambsfoot, I've been quite taken with wooden scales. They look and feel and wear better than any sort of plastic, in my view.

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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2020, 03:46:56 AM »
Thanks! And Sawl, completely agree there is just something about wood that is so much more appealing! Might have a go with the acetone and take it from there
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2020, 04:42:02 AM »
Might have a go with the acetone and take it from there

The logo isn't embedded very deeply. The trick is to get a blade in from a corner, and, rather than prying, just let the wedge shape of the blade gently lift the inlay out. Be gentle, obviously. You can be as ginger as you want, because you can't possibly make it take very long.

I was going to attach three pictures: the tools you need, the knife blade about halfway through the job, and the final removed inlay. Step two was too easy, though, so no "halfway through" picture!
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2020, 06:52:57 AM »
Great scales!

As for the badge, you could put a template on them and then trace over it with something like a soldering iron? Or whatever an appropraite tool for wood burning art is  :dunno:

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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2020, 10:04:53 AM »
Jothra, didn’t realise it would be that easy to take the inlay out. I will have to do it gingerly though (I have the touch of a rhino at times!). Might go down that route and place the inlay on the scale and seal in with a clear varnish of some description. Need to shave down the scales and re-char as they are a bit thick in practice currently. but need to repair the belt sander first!

If it looks ok I’ll post on here when I’m done. Cheers!  :cheers:

Thanks gearedfirst!
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2020, 10:23:56 AM »
Jothra, didn’t realise it would be that easy to take the inlay out. I will have to do it gingerly though (I have the touch of a rhino at times!). Might go down that route and place the inlay on the scale and seal in with a clear varnish of some description. Need to shave down the scales and re-char as they are a bit thick in practice currently. but need to repair the belt sander first!

If it looks ok I’ll post on here when I’m done. Cheers!  :cheers:

Thanks gearedfirst!
I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with. The scales look fantastic.
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2020, 10:31:02 AM »
To get the Vic logo out of the scales - On the scales I have seen (the modern ones) there is a little hole through the plastic right under the middle of the cross (from the bottom)
You just put a pin or paperclip through that hole and pop it out.

You can attach the logo to the wood just with a bit of superglue on the back then clamp it together to attach it - Ideally before you attach to the SAK - If you dig out Archerwin's blog on the net - He talks you through this (I think! - From memory)
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2020, 03:23:34 PM »
Cheers for the tips, the logo came off easier than I thought... progress so far below. Nearly ready for a lacquer
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2020, 11:22:00 PM »
That’s a nice job - lovely work :hatsoff:
Jr. Member Posts: 63
Re: Oak scales
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2020, 10:51:02 AM »
Thanks Rizio  :cheers: quite chuffed with it. Might have a go at doing the same for a camper I got at the same time. but this time I plan on doing a solder inlay - saw a you tube vid that inspired me this mornIng
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2020, 02:22:40 PM »
 :like: :cheers: Looking Good!!!  :tu:

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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2020, 03:01:40 PM »
Thanks hot rod!   :cheers: Gave up on the solder but done a set for the camper too. Shame the scales only had the painted inlay.
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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2020, 03:41:49 PM »
 :hatsoff:

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Re: Oak scales
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2020, 03:53:10 PM »
They look really good, nice work!  :like:

 

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