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Delrin?

Discussion in 'Steel, Hardware, & Handle Material' started by parker, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. parker

    parker Active Member

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    So my question would be, has anyone ever heard of it or used this material.? I have read that it is a popular Case knife handle and chef knife handle material.

    I have a pcs left of from a project at work and just happen to need something black for a knife I'm working on ( black bolster, box elder burl with a spacer between) anything I should be worried about using this? and was going to use a black phenolic rod for a pin.

    thanks!
     
  2. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    I have never worked with it so take my advice for what it's worth. I would think the Delrin would scratch fairly easy compared to materials like G10 and Micarta. You may want to test that. The other thing would be heat resistance while grinding or polishing. Most plastic type materials have a fairly low heat tolerance, so you may have to be quite careful on the grinder as well as when polishing on the buffer. As to what type of finish it will take, I have no idea.
     
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  3. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Ya that's good advise. Now the internet search I did said if you need to use something in high heat areas this is the stuff. So what that means once it hits a grinder, I'll have to try and see I guess haha
    ya not sure about scratching. It feels hard as can be. I'll do some stress test tonight maybe haha
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Although not Delrin, I did some experimental scales from 3/16" clear polycarbonate. The idea was to paint the steel tang and cover it with a clear scales. Sounds great in theory and although polycarbonate is pretty tough, under normal use the micro scratches begin to make it look cloudy. Like those disposable safety glasses that eventually need to be replaced.
     
  5. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Dan that's to bad because I though it would be cool to do the same but use a can with the label as a spacer and you could see the brands name haha. I have moved on from this idea after grayzer86 had mentioned scratchs too. Fond a local guy that has awesome prices on burl and mammoth and I've got a beauty pcs of tooth coming of it. Can't wait!
     
  6. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    This idea might be best done with a mold and the picture or logo on the bottom then covered with liquid diamond material.

    It is slow cure so bubbles are not an issue and it is very clear when cured
     
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