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Iron bark for knife scales
Aug 8th, 2013 at 10:00am
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I have a piece of iron bark timber here I saved from a skip off a job some years back , any good for knife scales and what thickness should I rip it down to? It's prob 100x100x 350 long, so if anyone is keen on some I will share it when It's ripped down , won't be a lot though

  
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Re: Iron bark for knife scales
Reply #1 - Aug 8th, 2013 at 8:23pm
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Ironbark is a very syable timber as it is so damn hard - it can be prone to splitting and splintering as the grains and fibres are so "tightly" packed on the timber - I have machined it in the past and it make a beautiful presentation piece if done right.
  
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Re: Iron bark for knife scales
Reply #2 - Aug 9th, 2013 at 8:38pm
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Thanks Stumpy, might save it then for something else
  
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