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    Micarta

    I'm about to try to do my own micarta style job with demin and resin. How do you guys fasten the knife to the micarta material?

    can I just do a few layers of material and glue and then put the tang on the glue and do an equal number of layers on top of that, clamp down and set, and shape it from there with the knife already attached?
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    If I am not wrong the micarta is premade in scale sizes then done as any other scale material, with rivet holes etc.

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    If I am doing it hidden tang style, and I'm already using a resin or epoxy, why not just put the tang in there while making the micarta since I'm going to glue it anyway, though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnxiousCowboy View Post
    If I am doing it hidden tang style, and I'm already using a resin or epoxy, why not just put the tang in there while making the micarta since I'm going to glue it anyway, though?
    I see , it was not clear from your OP what you plan to do.

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    my bad, I'm going to try it and see what happens...
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    cause itd be near impossible to seal out bubbles with weight if the tangs in the middle. it would require a customized object to press it evenly, and if any spots harbor weak bubbles, it would be right around the tang where it needs integrity most.


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    Makes sense... maybe I will just press a slab and drive and epoxy.. idk, i'll sleep on it...
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    Yeah you need to put weight on it to get the bubbles out.

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    How much pressure was Butch using?
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    I don't know, he uses a press though.

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