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    Default My first scales!! (Thanks)

    After cleaning a bunch if oldies with the scales on I tried to take off the old ones on this Ontario Cultery. Of course I cracked them. But it gave me the opportunity to try my hand tools and your advise on something completely new, making scales! For a guy with six months wet shaving and no workshop im pretty satisfied for my first time out. Thanks for all the posts.

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    Those scales look great!

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    very nicely done! what kind of wood, it looks awesome. first time? even more impressive for that fact!
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverloaf View Post
    very nicely done! what kind of wood, it looks awesome. first time? even more impressive for that fact!
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    What finish did you put on the wood?

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    They're just pine from the hardware store with 3 coats of Minwax colonial maple and 6 or 8 coats of polyeurothane. I think it'd be nice if they had a bit more weight to them but i didn't want to spend money on nice wood when I had no idea how it would go.

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    Very nice. That stain really raised that pine to another level.
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    Tidy nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MG144 View Post
    They're just pine from the hardware store with 3 coats of Minwax colonial maple and 6 or 8 coats of polyeurothane. I think it'd be nice if they had a bit more weight to them but i didn't want to spend money on nice wood when I had no idea how it would go.
    Nice work MG144, if you want a bit of heft to the scales why not think about putting a heavier wedge in there? that way you get to keep some god work on the scales and balance the blade out a bit.
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    good job, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MG144 View Post
    They're just pine from the hardware store with 3 coats of Minwax colonial maple and 6 or 8 coats of polyeurothane. I think it'd be nice if they had a bit more weight to them but i didn't want to spend money on nice wood when I had no idea how it would go.
    I like your thinking but keep in mind that you can use some expensive wood and still only have $2 invested!

    [Not counting your labor. ]

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