A re-scaling project where I've been given a bit of free reign.
The Spyderco Pride has aluminium scales that are fairly uninspiring and quite different each side.
The request was for micarta or G10 replacements but I decided that I'm going to go a little step further.
You can see the Pride resting on the Brown micarta that will be used for the scales. In the picture below, I have added some extra dots. They are where I will use Torx screws to attach the micarta scales to Titanium liners. The original screws will be hidden underneath the micarta.
The original component parts.
So I missed out on taking pictures of drilling the holes in the Titanium.
Not too exciting but each hole needed two drill bits & one reamer.
- First use a 3.5mm bit to mark the centre of the hole, using the old scale as a guide for placement.
- Second drill out the hole with a 3.2mm bit.
- Third ream the hole with a 3.5mm reamer
- Repeat for each hole.
Beautifully lined up (but I just realised that I didn't drill out the lanyard hole!)
Next job that seems quite basic but is actually very important is to deburr all the holes.