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Offline hayshaker

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counter sinking handles
« on: December 18, 2016, 06:54:56 AM »
i have a question in regards t counter sinking handles
i bougt some 1/4,in thick micarta when i guess i should
have bought the 3/8th's oh well do you find yourself
at times grinding down the screw head in order to be flushwith the handle?
for the sake of astetics do i have to use the hex key screw heads with micarta
or can i getaway with useing brass pins. or do the hexkey screws just give the

knife the tacticool look.   help me out here.

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Re: counter sinking handles
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2016, 06:18:08 PM »
I regularly use plain ol' pins with micarta and haven't had any problems. I like Loveless bolts, too.
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Re: counter sinking handles
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2016, 07:13:58 PM »
thaks sarge

Offline PetrifiedWood

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Re: counter sinking handles
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2016, 09:14:26 PM »
I have made a few knives with flat micarta scales and I used a countersink bit and set the depth stop on my drill press to make sure each screw would sink to the same depth.

You don't have to use screws. But they are nice to use for cases where you might want to be able to remove the scales. For example, if you built a knife and made a blaze orange scale set for high visibility, and a darker colored set to make it blend in with camo outdoor clothing. (Or so you can remove the scales and use a Paracord wrap handle.)

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Re: counter sinking handles
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2016, 05:33:36 AM »
thanks PW that helps cause it's so much easer to use pins.