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Coloured liner

Discussion in 'Fit & Finish' started by Jackson, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Jackson

    Jackson New Member

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    I'm working on a knife for my sister and I'm using fairly plain wood. A 2" piece of oak sandwiched with two pieces of mahogany. Seems pretty plain but will have some special meaning to her. I guess the term liner is incorrect because I'm looking for a red spacer material to put between the three pieces of wood. What would you suggest to classy up some pretty plain wood. Hope I didn't offend any oak/mahogany fans. ;)
     
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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hi Jackson,

    Are you specifically looking for wood in red? Bloodwood is red. Paduak is sort of orange. If you have a Windsor Plywood in your area. You can see it before you buy.

    I use a vulcanized fibre liner. It's about 0.04" thick and common to knife supply places. It comes in a lot of colours, but red and brick red are popular.

    Good luck!

    Dan
     
  3. Jackson

    Jackson New Member

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    Thanks Dan, I was looking for a thin spacer to go between the pieces of wood. I may of stumbled on to something. I thought I would just make some thin micarta and was looking around town for materials when I ended up in a fabric store with a very knowledgeable lady. I explained what I was doing and she suggested I try wool. I went to the local thrift store and found a very nice checkered grey/dark blood red soft virgin wool sweater. Five 1 1/2" squares mixed with clear gorilla epoxy compressed over night and I have my spacers. Sanded really nice with no fuzzies. I think I'll pick up some brass and sandwich my wool micarta. Photos will follow when it's finished. PS. My Wife says its Burgundy :)
     
  4. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    agree with your wife then !
    Jantz Supply has lots of inexpensive options for spacer material..........
     
  5. Jackson

    Jackson New Member

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    I was going put a order in with Canadian knife supply Tuesday, but I'll check those guys out as well, Thanks
     

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