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vulcanized fiber spacer material

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by JTknives, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. JTknives

    JTknives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    any one have any vulcanized fiber spacer material in red that they would not mind parting with. i can reimburse you for it. I went to jantz to get just one 5" x 10" chunk for like $0.90 and they wanted to charge me like $9.00 for shipping. what's up with that. they could just put it in a envelope and charge me the price of a stamp.
     
  2. J.S. Carter

    J.S. Carter

    915
    Jul 4, 2007
    JT have you considered using silicone placemats? Also could RTV sealant ( the hardening kind) work? Maybe also possibly use a natural or dyed cork liner?
     
  3. butchesforge

    butchesforge

    Nov 16, 2005
    try texas knife supply:thumbup:Butch
     
  4. butcher_block

    butcher_block KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 6, 2004
    mickley might be able to help you with that
     
  5. ddavelarsen

    ddavelarsen

    Dec 7, 2000
    Let me know what you need, I won't even charge you for the stamp. Call it pay back for the video. ;)
     
  6. JTknives

    JTknives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    I'm looking for some red, white, and blue. can you see where im going with this :)
     
  7. ddavelarsen

    ddavelarsen

    Dec 7, 2000
    I wonder what Randall uses for their blue, I don't remember having seen any before. I have red and white and you're welcome to what you need. The white is thinner than the red is, you may want to double it up.
     
  8. tmickley

    tmickley

    Apr 4, 2001
    I have brick red but I haven't found a source for bright red yet. I'm still looking. Well I did find one source but they wanted a minimum order of 200lbs - per color and thickness. If I don't find a different source for bright red soon, I'll be picking some (a lot) of that up.
     
  9. butcher_block

    butcher_block KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 6, 2004
    use canvas layered up with epoxy in the thickness you want (did it with red a few times)

    also had done construction paper
     
  10. JTknives

    JTknives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    On my new 2nd Amendment Defender model i am going to put a spacer of red, white and blue between the tang and the carbon fiber. I'm thinking of doing a small production run of them and having everything water jet cut.
     
  11. JTknives

    JTknives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    I was thinking of the construction paper idea but did not have any. i was going to stoke it with light super glue as i use super glue to bond the handle material before i bolt everything together. i will try it, thanks.
     
  12. butcher_block

    butcher_block KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 6, 2004
    for this i like epoxy as you need ot make sure you get the paper wetted out before adding a layer to it

    then just clamp right to your block and its all right there for you to cut and shape
     
  13. JTknives

    JTknives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    what kind of epoxy do you use?
     

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