g10 for handles
Hey guys and gals. I am about to try out g10 for the first time and was wondering if anyone had any tips? How do I finish it? Does it need to be roughed up to help the epoxy stick better? Any help is appreciated
I would always rough the tang side - on any material.
Just make sure you are wearing a mask as that stuff is dangerous to your lungs. To finish, use clean belts and sandpaper and you should be good.
Roughing it up to make it more grippy for the glue is always a good idea!
Also, I can only agree with Craig's tip with the mask, the dust will get absolutely everywhere. It is a very durable handle material, though, and really can take a beating.
Have fun and good luck!
As others said, rough the tang side. As for finish, depends on the look you're going for. I like bead blasted G10 as it really cleans it up and puts a great grippy texture to it. That said, I wouldn't do such a finish on a kitchen knife. Sand to 800 grit + and buff with blue compound seems to be a great all around finish for me.
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