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Scales

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Brody, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. Brody

    Brody New Member

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    Hey new to site hi to all.
    I am sorry if this has been asked or talked about. I don't know alot in your world. I am looking for a custom guy/gal that does wood/resin scales. And hoping I could find someone that would be willing to. Rescale my wusthof chefs knife and santoku with a burl wood / resin combo..

    Any insight would be great
    Thanks
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Hi Brody and welcome to the forum.

    What part of the country are you in? Perhaps there is someone local among the members here that can help.

    Dan
     
  3. Nieman Knives

    Nieman Knives New Member

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    I have bought and used a bunch of these type of scales from this site.

    https://aaocustoms.com/shop/ols/products?page=3

    Really nice stuff and excellent customer service. The only issue I have is that these stabilized wood/resin combo scales finish up really nice on the buffer but after a while the wood gets a dull look to it/loses its lustre. This is most obvious when you give it a wipe with a wet cloth and see the difference.

    Sorry for derailing your thread, but does anybody have advice on how to keep these looking polished? Is there a coating people use on the stabilized wood portion?
     
  4. Joelsund

    Joelsund Active Member

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    coat the wood in resin or cyanoacrylate (although Forge has previously warned me I may get cracking on the resin as the wood shrinks)
     
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  5. Joelsund

    Joelsund Active Member

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    Brody, I'd be willing to do it. I'm in Winnipeg though, so not sure if it's worth your while to ship to me or not (likely $15 each way).
     
  6. Nieman Knives

    Nieman Knives New Member

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    Thanks for the advice. Could you direct me to this thread by chance? I find it kinda tricky to search this forum and combing through all the threads can be a little daunting
     
  7. Joelsund

    Joelsund Active Member

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    I'm actually not sure where it was discussed. I think I had mentioned on a post that I coated my handles in resin and forge had just replied to that saying I may have cracked. I've had a few knives for a few years with the coating without issue, and only one customer reported an issue with the resin peeling off the tang where it was polished. Since then I've none more of a matte finish on the tang rather than polishing.
     
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  8. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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  9. Brody

    Brody New Member

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    Sorry for the lateness. Thanks for replies.
    Joelsund I am def open to anyone Canadian that can. I am still waiting for my santoku. It was a horrible mess with a nanny destroying two tips and all scales of my kitchen knives. Wusthof has been great about it but backorders are Taking a while..
    Do you have anywhere I can look at your work. I flew into Winnipeg quite a bit before the vid
     
  10. Brody

    Brody New Member

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    I'm in Calgary but can be most places once work picks up lol I do try and stay Winnipeg to west coast and up Yellowknife / Whitehorse level..
     
  11. Joelsund

    Joelsund Active Member

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    Here's a link to my Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/joelsunderland/?hl=en I haven't done any wood/resin combo handles yet, but I have recently made a few wood/resin handle blocks that I'm planning to use soon.
     
  12. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I used either Tru-Oil or a polymer stabilized Tung oil. Both stay relatively flexible also give them a coat of wax afterwards.

    One set is three years old washed hundreds of times and is looking like it needs a good scrub and wax job again

    For stabilized wood in Winnipeg you might check in on https://www.facebook.com/Gagesstabilizedburls
     

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