Polyethylene for liners?

Discussion in 'New to Knifemaking' started by Johan Nel, Jul 15, 2017 at 5:46 AM.

  1. Johan Nel

    Johan Nel Well-Known Member

    I have fairly free access to polyethylene containers of a variety of colours which off hand seems quite useable as liners. It is a very soft plastic and melts quite easily. Are there any issues on using it as liners?
     
  2. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    You'll likely have issues when finishing out handles...... the heat from grinding sanding will be the problem.
     
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  3. KenH

    KenH Well-Known Member

    You just night find a problem with epoxy (or other glue) adhering to the polyethylene. While you could drill plenty of holes in polyethylene so it would hold in place, I still like my liners to be "glued" in place along with the holes in liner that match with holes in tang and indentions in scale.
     

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