Wooden Swiss Army Scale

Here was an afternoon project I did using plane 2 by 4 lumber. I first removed the scales using another knife and then traced them onto spare lumber. I then very roughly cut out the design using a hand saw. I next used an electric sandpaper band. Next i rounded the edges using a file and sanded it down more. I then drilled holes to accompany the rivets. I then stained the scales and applied it to the knife using super glue.
I plan on buying nicer snakewood from a swiss army mod suplier,sosak.



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    looks sick. i love the natural look of wood (thats what she said haha) especially on knives it just sort of gives it the more professional look i believe

    Phil B

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I am not quite sure what you did. I think you replaced the red plastic handle pieces from a Swiss Army Knife with wooden handles. It looks nice. How did you attach the pieces of wood to the knife? Were there any difficult steps in the process and how did you overcome them? What tools would someone need to do what you did? Was the knife a Tinker model?

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    zigzagchrisPhil B

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yes it is the tinker model. I updated the instrucable with more information to hopefully answer your question. I used just plane super glue to apply. When i buy the new handles ill make a more thorough instucrables using pictures from the process.