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Just spent two hours on the handles and managed to snap it just as I was putting the brass rod in :(

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I got a blank think its acrylic but when you sand it silver and blue come out broke it trying to do the pins. super glueing it but I think the glue will come threw when I sand it :(

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Got mine back tonight so it's onto cutting the scales tonight. Not sure how I'm going to do it as the handle is going to be made from a Banksia nut which is a big cylinder so no flat surface to clamp it on. I'll take a couple of pics while I do it so people can see what I'm doing.

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Finally got started on cutting the handle scales. I'm going for some scales cut from a Banksia nut which looks like this post-32944-0-62604900-1355650152_thumb.jpg

 

 

And after a long time with a hacksaw (I wanted to get the cut as smooth as possible) I ended up with the first bit

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bloody hell lots of hard work there !!

iv just put a mirror finnish on the flats of the blade of mine and cut the buffalo horn scales .

edge grinding tonight and glue up for the handle . got file work on mine nothing to hardcore ..

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The first part for the scales looks like this post-32944-0-32821500-1355650424_thumb.jpg

 

Quick question for everyone, when putting scales on in the past I have glued them on and then shaped the scales in place. Downside of this is that I invariably scratch the blade during shaping the handle. Any advice on how to avoid this?

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Quick question for everyone, when putting scales on in the past I have glued them on and then shaped the scales in place. Downside of this is that I invariably scratch the blade during shaping the handle. Any advice on how to avoid this?

shape that bit of the scales prior to gluing and pining them on :thumbs:

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Well here is the scales cut

 

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Need to choose how to fill the occlusions, I'm thinking brass powder mixed with an epoxy resin which I can then sand and polish. Not sure how it will work out but gotta give it a go I think.

 

Obviously they look quite dull at the moment, I've just sanded the faces to be fitted to the blade flat, but hopefully they will polish up nicely.

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Finished !! Probably spent about 8 hours maybe more on this wish I had spent longer. Had problems along the way broke the handle was the biggest but I have made a knife I love. i have learnt loads doing this and I'm already starting the next one. :)

Thanks to Matt for this also gaffer I got the sheath from him from craigboys auction which he had donated it fits perfect and is a thing of beauty..

Come on guys lets get some more pics up of works in progress :)

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