View Full Version : Any knife makers? Question about Micarta handle material?
10-14-2011, 02:23 PM
Whats the thinnest you could mill micarta down to and still maintain some level of strength in the material. Like a case for a phone. I saw a bamboo phone case that made me wonder if that could be done with micarta.
10-14-2011, 02:41 PM
Can't help you as I'm not a knifemaker but did run across this about making your own micarta.
One article I found did say that if you get something like 1/8" micarta and want it thinner you can just sand it down. It's petty tough stuff so even something like a 1/16" should protect a phone, maybe even 1/32".
10-14-2011, 02:49 PM
Thanks, that's neat. From the sound of how you make it I bet it would be pretty strong when thin.
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