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Thread: Looking for a little input/reasurance

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    Looking for a little input/reasurance

    Here is the start of the ironwood handle I want to put on moms knife. My quandry is to waste over half of this set by getting the character in the grain or
    Just go with my idea and try to match the curves of wood and the hanle.



    My idea




    Walt 😆

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    Go with the character of the wood. You will be happier when you are finished with the knife. In the back of your mind you will be wondering what it would have been. Just my opinion. Do what makes it look the best.
    Ty Adams
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    Thanks Ty. Is a valid point but then again there is the, "what if it looks horrid and I just wasted a set of book matched Ironwood scales!"
    Last edited by wall e; 12-02-2016 at 07:57 PM.
    Walt 😆

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    Just send those scales to me... That way you won't have to fret about it. 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACLakey View Post
    Just send those scales to me... That way you won't have to fret about it. 😀
    Now thats not the support or input I'm after. Lol
    Come by the house when your up north again an I may be able to set you up with some wood scales or blocks.
    Walt 😆

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    A buddy and I are experimenting with making micarta,he's pretty good at it! I'll send you some samples. I really like Iron wood, incredible stuff.

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    They don't look big enough to do more than one knife out of anyway so pick the best parts for your scales, regardless of how much waste there is.
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    Sounds like a plan. Thanks. In return I'll send you some nuisance hardwood, Hawthorne. It has blonde,carmel,tan to brown colorings in the grain.
    Walt 😆

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Doyle View Post
    They don't look big enough to do more than one knife out of anyway so pick the best parts for your scales, regardless of how much waste there is.
    Words of wisdom from one of the makers who has so graciously helped me on this journey. Thanks John.
    The drop there would be could be used later as a bolster type mabbe.
    I'm not gonna lie I just don't like wasting materials. True it will happen where I do.
    Walt 😆

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    it's not waste if there's no good use for it. waste is losing the best character of the wood by trying to get two mediocre pieces out of it. may as well buy your handle material at Home Depot if the figure doesn't matter.

    It's so easy to ruin ALL of the wood trying to save some of it. now that's waste...


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