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Offline pete28

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Knife scale question
« on: December 21, 2016, 04:06:28 AM »
So after looking at a pretty cool website that hayshaker was kind enough to post I got to thinking has anyone ever made scales made out of pine cone pieces? What I mean is taking the brown pieces off one by one and then stabilizing them. Would it even work? Is it something feasible?
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Re: Knife scale question
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2016, 04:24:22 AM »
hey pete28
you cann buy those already and i've seen corn cob as well, cool stuff.
i'm going to start doing my knives with mosaic pins i will make.

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Re: Knife scale question
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2016, 04:27:19 AM »
Thanks Hay shake that's pretty darn cool! I have a couple of knife maker friends on here and other places that would like these. I am hoping to try my hand at making some mycarta scales after the holidays if I am able to get a vacuum pump and was contemplating materials to use for the mycarta. I have seen some cool things used. One of our guys here used monkey fur out of palmetto's and the scales came out awesome!
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Re: Knife scale question
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2016, 04:35:26 AM »
Yes, I have stabilized pine cones and corn cobs.  Still experimenting on the process to get the results I want.

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Re: Knife scale question
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2016, 04:41:21 AM »
I'd love to see pictures some day Dave. I'm not sure if it was you or hushnel that I talked to about seeing if anyone tried using spanish moss that has been rhetted. Basically the fine black fibers that are left after removing the plant matter. I have made some beautiful cordage out of it and its really strong.
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