These are pre-machined Canarywood handle scales for our Western Skinner knife kit. Pre-machined handle scales will greatly simplify the process of roughing-in the complex handle shape for this design. Canarywood is a heartwood that varies in color from a pale yellow-orange to a dark reddish-brown with darker streaks. It is easy to work with on both hand and machine tools. Canarywood is used for construction lumber, flooring, boatbuilding, furniture and even has acoustic properties sometimes used for speaker enclosures. It finishes extremely well and offers great durability making a fabulous choice for virtually any handle application.
Our pre-machined knife handle scales are slightly thicker and larger in diameter than the handle tang they are designed for. This allows for proper sanding, shaping and artistic embelishment. They are also undrilled to allow the builder precise placement control and to maximize fastening options. You can use standard pins, mosaic pins or a number of handle fastners. The choice is up to you. If you do not have a scroll saw to use for creating the required handle shape, or you just want to begin from an easier starting point, using these pre-machined scales will help you insure that your kit completion will be smooth and successful.
Fits Model: Western Skinner
Dimensions: 3.675" x 1.375"