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Re: Pink handles...yup

Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:24 am

Awesome!

Re: Pink handles...yup

Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:55 am

Now I really want this in red and white....

Re: Pink handles...yup

Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:41 am

Just remember that the red will darken a good bit once it gets wetted out by the epoxy. It turns a very dark red. Red Burlap keeps it color better, but the open weave/texture can create air bubble issues. I have done Burlap where I separate the strands and mix those in, but they don't show up well.

Re: Pink handles...yup

Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:17 pm

Couple VG-10 damascus blanks from Jantz for some of my fishing buddies with my Laminate handles. Just need to clean up the tang in front of the handle, choil, spine and sharpen! Pics are of a 150mm petty/6" chefs with Pink Camo, 8" chefs with grey/black/red camo:

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I tried a few different epoxies to fill the tiny air bubbles. They all seemed to work about the same. I tried Devcon 2 ton, Superglue and MAS Epoxies Rapid Cure. I chopped up a bunch of flannel fabric to try that for a new material. It should have a smoother, creamier texture to it and not as coarse as the other fabrics.

Re: Pink handles...yup

Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:38 am

nice i personally like the black ones haha not a pink handle kind of person

Re: Pink handles...yup

Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:42 am

do they hold up well? since it is plastic i was wondering if the quality would last as long as a wooden handle

Re: Pink handles...yup

Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:21 am

Plastic?? It's fabric soaked in epoxy and compressed. The epoxy I use is designed to build boats and laminate the layers of wood and fiberglass mesh in that process. It's completely waterproof and food safe; they use the epoxy to line water tanks. It's very tough stuff! I've beaten on some of the scraps with a hammer on a concrete floor and it barely scuffed the surface. I have a 6 ton shop press and finally was able to crack one of the pieces I did earlier. It was a orange/red burlap layered laminate with 2 layers of each color alternating.When I had the press almost maxed out, the piece finally cracked. When I looked at the crack, it was where the burlap had open spaces and where it cracked was different in each layer based on where the fabric wasn't. Withstood to around 5 tons plus of pressure on it.

Re: Pink handles...yup

Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:06 pm

oh im sorry, i must have not read properly. for some reason thought it was some type of plastic. thanks for clearing up. none the less it looks good
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