Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hey BF, I've been slowly but surely modifying my ZT 0562CF to make it my own. I got a piece of 1/8" zebrawood that I'm using to make a show side scale to replace the carbon fiber. Here's a photo of it installed. Not the best photo, just messing around while taking a hike. This is only a proof of concept piece, I bought a 2 ft strip. The problem is that the action is horrible. With the carbon fiber, there is zero blade play and it drops freely. With the wood scale in, it's a violent shake to get it to drop if I tighten out all the blade play. I eyeballed the scale with a Dremel, drill, and belt sander. No drill press or counterbore bits for me, unfortunately. I didn't think that the tolerances would matter since the scale is sitting on top of the steel liner, but it definitely makes a difference. Here are my questions: For curiosity sake, does anyone know why small differences in scale thickness would result in poor action? Does it have to do with the pivot screw depth? Do I need to get out the calipers and make the depths exact to get the action on point? How do the pro/semi-pro scale makers create their scales? Is it all CNC? Do you have any advice on how I can make a better scale at home? Thanks for reading.