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Reattach Wood Scales

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by SpySmasher, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    I bought a NOS 1980s-era folding knife with some very nice wood scales. Unfortunately, after a few days in the pocket, one of the scales detached itself. It was not pinned or anything, just glued. My repair plan:

    1) Lightly sand the metal frame to remove the old glue residue.
    2) Lightly sand the underside of the wood scale to remove the old glue residue.
    3) Glue back together with some epoxy.

    That sound about right? Also, anyone want to recommend a specific epoxy or will anything do?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Enlightened Rogue Platinum Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Id use g-flex epoxy by West systems. I use it exclusively for those kind of applications, and a whole lot more.
     
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