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    Installing Wa Handles

    Does anybody have links to any videos on installing a wa handle, failing that any step by step instructions
    Thanks
    Dave

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    Dave, I've seen a few short clips on YouTube but they mostly deal with using the burn method. Without trying to sound rude, let me say, this is a pretty straight forward deal.

    1. Cover your blade using paper and painters tape
    2. Cover your handle the same way 100% leaving only the opening in the ferrule where the tang is to fit
    3. Dry fit your handle to make sure it sits straight and mark (using a sharpie) the top and bottom so that you don't flip it by accident and end up with a crooked handle
    4. Clean the tang using a rough grit sand paper and then wipe down with acetone
    5. Put on a pair of latex or like type gloves
    6. Mix epoxy and fill the hole 3/4 of the way (depending on the epoxy, this may vary)
    7. Place the blade into the handle making sure that everything is straight
    8. Using a clamp or any other method, place the handle so that it knife is vertical with the tip pointing up so that the epoxy settles right and if it overflows, it pours onto the tape
    9. Once the epoxy sets and dries, sand down any overflow at the ferrule
    10. Remove the tape and paper

    Hope this helps, if not, I may just make a video.

    Regards,
    MM

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    Or I can do it for you, since you're my Southern Ontario neighbour!
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    Why not make the vid anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    Why not make the vid anyway?
    Camera shy and unmotivated. :-)

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    That helps a lot, I haven't got the handle yet should be the next couple of days. It's a
    Tojiro D Shaped Handle that i'm putting on my first attempt at knife making. Is the ferrule part of the handle
    or is it 2 pieces(handle/ferrule)
    Thanks again

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    Thanks for the offer , very generous but I want to do it myself. You're in Ontario? Cool.

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    The ferrule (bracelet) would be the top part of the handle, typically constructed of horn. It should be quite simple if the tang slot (hole) is predrilled for you, if not, it adds a couple of extra steps and makes it a bit more difficult, though not impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The ferrule (bracelet) would be the top part of the handle, typically constructed of horn. It should be quite simple if the tang slot (hole) is predrilled for you, if not, it adds a couple of extra steps and makes it a bit more difficult, though not impossible.
    Apparently it's predrilled, but I don't know the dimensions other than the height 10.75mm

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    Home Depot has some cheap and very handy microrasps, made by Sheffield, I believe. If you need to make the tang hole wider on handle/ferrule, they work really well.
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