Veneer for scales - durable?

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by Some Guy, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Some Guy

    Some Guy Member

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    I’m in the process of designing my first SS. Aluminium board cut sandwitched between maple or oak.

    I’d like to add some details to the handle/scales. I guess there’s a term for the detail I’m thinking of - an oval shape along the middle of the handle - but I don’t have a woodworker’s vocabulary.
    Anyway - would THIN veneer (0,6 mm) be too fragile to last, given that the SS will be used a lot? I’m thinking bloodwood or purpleheart on top of the oak handle.
     
  2. Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger New Member

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    Give it a try and see what happens. My ideal slingshot scales would be the same rubber used in handgun grips as in those on the Colt Model 1911 or Revolver grips such as Hogue or Pachmyer.
     

  3. Bugar

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    On a thin veneer (would probably work ok), but if I was doing it I would use contact cement, just like on kitchen countertop, rather than a wood glue or epoxy, might be more forgiving or flexible that a solid hard joint that might crack with use, hey let us know whatcha come up with.
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