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Holding Your Scales Together

Discussion in 'Steel, Hardware, & Handle Material' started by parker, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. parker

    parker Active Member

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    hey everyone

    I've seen several ways online about how to make your scale match perfect pre installation.

    I like to have one hole drilled the use a pin then the second, third ext.
    and I like to shape the front before, as once installed hard to get at

    I seen several youtubers using a dab of superglue and tried this, it was difficult to separate and split my diamondwood a bit the first time trying it.

    so as my mom works at 3m and I get wicked deals at the store, I went on a mission to find something better and this is what I found

    this double sided tape holds extremely well under pressure, while I used the band saw and grinder, while i submerged in water several time as well

    and with a twist in opposite ways with a little force they can apart with out damage and the tape can be simply removed
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  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Just don't use structural double sided tape, that will never let go without destroying the wood. Mind you I had forgotten about that light weight stuff and may have to pick it up next trip into town
     
  3. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Simple idea. Definitely worth trying out.
     
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  4. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Oh ya! You have that right. I have a monster roll of the industrial stuff. Works awesome but it's not gonna let up haha. This is like the craft grade haha
     
  5. Kevin MacPherson

    Kevin MacPherson Member

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    I picked up some gorilla 2 sided tape for the same purpose....haven't tried it yet..wonder if it will be too strong? Will try it when I get back to Alberta and let you know. Been travelling for work since the 25th and not back till April 10th and missing my shop....
     
  6. Kevin MacPherson

    Kevin MacPherson Member

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    Oh yeah, miss my wife too LOL
     
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  7. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Ya, it might work the same. this stuff is more craft orientated and gorilla brand is insanely sticky but hopefully it works out for ya, anything is better then crazy glue for removal reasons haha
    and ya, I use to travel 6 weeks at a time all over the world for my last job and it sucked being away from "life". Now my new job is sending me away for just a week, but with only a weeks notice and with a new little one at home and several knifes on the go it sucks haha
     
  8. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    My record was two days notice for a four day job and made it home after twelve weeks. Sometimes it does not pay to be to good at a job
     
  9. parker

    parker Active Member

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    that's absolute brutal haha how did that go over with you. slightly ticked off or what lol
     
  10. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Oh I was slightly wound up they were 50% over budget and slightly panicking. Every week there I got more accomplished than anyone else solved programming issues, fixture assembly problems and how to weld stuff together a dozen other people failed at.
    Every time they booted more people I volunteered to go and they said Nope, half way through the project the owner said I can leave the day I show up and no one is there I can go home. Started in early September and made it home 15 December.

    But in the end they handed me two software bundles told me to learn how to program in basic so I can write a welding software package and they will pay 12 grand a copy and pay me $300 per hour to be on site. Really sounds good until reality kicks in and that is six or seven days a week for six months at a time and 16 hour days. Getting to old for that crap and hotels suck
     
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  11. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Ya man that's for sure. I did machine building and installations for 2 years seen some pretty cool stuff but was also gone up to 2 months at a time in places like India, Mexico and Brazil in the worst areas haha but ya that does suck what they did to ya
     
  12. Grahamm

    Grahamm Active Member

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    Wow, this thread took a real left turn :)
    Thanks for the tape idea. I was just thinking about that today.
     
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  13. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Left turn? I think it left the park entirely
     
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