View Poll Results: What do you like better?

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  • Walnut scales

    32 54.24%
  • White Pine scales

    10 16.95%
  • I like both

    17 28.81%
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Thread: What do you prefer?

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    Question What do you prefer?

    What do you like better or prefer?
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    Either one, both nice.

    Looks like your wedge is more a spacer.

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    Both look nice but I like the walnut better.
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    Both look nice, but +1 on making your wedge more wedgy. Those scales should splay out about half an inch more at the open end.
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    Like 'em both!
    Nice work.

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    Based on the scales, alone, I prefer the white pine because they look fresh and modern. The blade you choose could completely change my preference, though.
    Uh-oh.

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    I voted both..from the side I like the look of the white pine slightly better, but viewed from the end with the contrasting spacer I think I like the walnut better. I think you did a really nice job shaping them and thinning them out on both sets.
    And +1 on making a wedge instead of a spacer. I was resistant to this thinking a wedge was going to be a lot more complicated, my spacers were working, etc etc, until I made a couple sets with wedges. Very simple to do and really improves the appearance and how the blade fits in the scales.
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    I voted "I like both" in the poll, but I must say that the lighter pine is a much more unique choice; darker wood scales are much more common historically, and the light pine against the steel blade I think would read very nicely. I'm changing my vote.
    kingping
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    Love the walnut for two main reasons. Dark is richer to my eye and flatters a vintage blade. Walnut (believe me) is a much harder wood than pine and will stand the test of time.
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    Walnut. I have a soft spot for that wood. It's one of my all time favorites. Pairs great with a maple wedge too!
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