Materials for scales, size problems.

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I have recently made my first pair of scales and I've been totally bitten by the bug. I've begun looking into different sites and the problem I'm finding is that most of them sell either blocks or sets of precut sheets that are 120 or 125 mm long which is on the insufficient size of it when it comes to scales for straight razors.

Where do you gentlemen go when you need to purchase materials? I've already checked the pinned post on this sub-forum, looked at moonrakerknives and have come across the same problem.

Thanks!
 
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I have tested making my own 4mm blanks from blocks of wood using a hand saw, it is doable but using ready made 4mm or even better 1/8 inch blanks is definitely more fun.
 
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I have tested making my own 4mm blanks from blocks of wood using a hand saw, it is doable but using ready made 4mm or even better 1/8 inch blanks is definitely more fun.
I suppose that's the route I'll end up going. There's no question of bringing a band saw into my home much as I love all kinds of machinery. However I have been getting the hang of using a ryoba recently, I am trying to restore an antique stand, and I feel confident I could make my own blanks with some precision.

I am only on my first set of scales and I've gone the acrylic route with a coping saw, plenty of time for me to try my hand with wood.

Thank you for the link, by the way. ;)
 
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I suppose that's the route I'll end up going. There's no question of bringing a band saw into my home much as I love all kinds of machinery. However I have been getting the hang of using a ryoba recently, I am trying to restore an antique stand, and I feel confident I could make my own blanks with some precision.

I am only on my first set of scales and I've gone the acrylic route with a coping saw, plenty of time for me to try my hand with wood.

Thank you for the link, by the way. ;)
I like the colours available with acrylic...very cheap too
 
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