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Old 04-05-2014, 05:39 AM   #21
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Micarta is available factory-made from any of the knifemaker's supply houses.
Making your own allows for more color flexibility, but it's awfully messy.

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Yes but then you miss out on all the joy of doing. I can buy complete and finsihed butt plates and handles and scales but enjoy the doing.

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Wonderful post. Especially for someone who loves to make all kinds of stuff. I have some revolver grips I'd like to replace. Will a scroll saw cut this stuff to shape? Thanks again.

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DIY Guy.. .. .. Just stop.... just stop doing it yourself. dammit. why do you have to do it yourself......

Keep it up, I love your work. I love your stuff. But just STOP IT DAMMIT

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Gonna be darn handy knowledge come time to make up a 2 barrel carb adapter for a 1965 chevy inline six manifold!

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Wonderful post. Especially for someone who loves to make all kinds of stuff. I have some revolver grips I'd like to replace. Will a scroll saw cut this stuff to shape? Thanks again.
Yes it works just like hard wood.
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DIY Guy.. .. .. Just stop.... just stop doing it yourself. dammit. why do you have to do it yourself......

Keep it up, I love your work. I love your stuff. But just STOP IT DAMMIT
I will stop when I run out of ways to decorate the inside of my casket or the light gets to dim to see my work. Until then................
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Well done! Thank you!!

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Ok DYI – show me how to do this and incorporate a soft pad for a gun stock butt-plate

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Many people do not understand the accomplishment is the is the gain and the grips or handles are merely the byproduct. Only those that do these things understand why you don't just go buy what you want. The end product is that you have something nobody else has and something possibly superior in quality, and something you enjoyed the process of creating as well as the uniqueness.

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