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Discussion in 'The PFS' started by joe-032, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. joe-032

    joe-032 Active Member Vendor

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    Finished few opfs from g10, they are super sexy IMG_20210405_143507.jpg IMG_20210405_145410_228.jpg IMG_20210405_143501.jpg
     
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  2. SLING-N-SHOT

    SLING-N-SHOT Veteran Member

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    Nice Joe

    Can I ask what’s your preferred tool to cut this stuff ?


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  3. joe-032

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    Cnc router, bandsaw or jigsaw, all works well.
     
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    Tks Joe, reason I asked is because I burnt up two brand new Bosch scroll saw blades last weekend just trying to cut a 1” x 1” square piece of Jade 1/4” G10......literally took the teeth right off the blades.


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  5. StixShooter

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    Abrasives will eat G10. I rough cut with a continuous rim diamond blade in an angle grinder, then use my spindle sander. Carbide cuts nice too.
     
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  6. joe-032

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    Just depends on blade choice, try to use one that is used for metal.
    It cuts better, you just had to buy few of those and see which ones provide best cut.
     
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  7. MakoPat

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    Yep. I cannot cut this stuff... except with a course toothed coping saw and then the clean is files and loads of wet sanding.

    Aluminium and wood are so much easier for me.

    @joe-032 You do great work, slinger.
     
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    joe-032 Active Member Vendor

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    Thank you so much
     
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  9. johnnyvol

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    I hope I'm not straying too far off topic here but where are you guys buying this stuff? I looked at sheets on Amazon and at knife scales on several knife building websites. I'd like to try some but would hate to find out I can't cut it well enough to make something from it, especially considering how cheap a bamboo cutting board is.
     
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  10. Palmettoflyer

    Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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    Joe is outside the USA so his source might not be of interest to many here.

    A lot of sling builders have reported buying from this source.
    Welcome to Masecraft Supply Co. - Since 1980 Exotic materials from around the world!

    I recently found this place and thought their prices were pretty good.
    Maker Material Supply- Materials & supplies for fine handcrafted goods

    But, G10 and other resin based materials are a lot more expensive than some simple wood types. All exotic materials are expensive, so sometimes it is cheaper and safer to just buy a frame built by someone who has it figured out. I bet most builders will tell you that there is almost no profit in building and selling. It is a labor of love with expensive materials. Bamboo cutting board will make a lot of beautiful slings... Just saying.
     
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  11. MakoPat

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    Also be sure to wear a respirator, especially if you a power tool. Synthetics and many wood types produce toxic dust.
     
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