Blue Chambray Laminate, Handmade Micarta, Pair Knife Scales, Knife Handle, Gun Grip, Upcycled, Bladesmithing #010
These pairs of approximately 43/128" thick x 1 1/2"wide x 5 1/8" long laminate are made of layers of upcycled blue chambray bonded together under pressure with a polyester resin binder. Because of the fabric base, the material is very strong, and would be great for making unique gun grips, knife handles, or lapidary pendants, bead, and barrettes, and more. The material is hard enough to be shaped, sanded, and buffed using normal woodworking tools and techniques, by machine or by hand.
Due to the nature of upcycled fabrics, each set of scales is one-of-a-kind, and pictures of sample finished products may not represent exactly what your finished item will look like.
Finishing instructions: Sand finished pieces to a 600 grit or higher, then apply a coating of wax & let dry, and buff with a wheel or soft cloth for a matte finish. To glaze to a high-gloss finish, do not wax but spray with a polyurethane finish. Some oils tend to darken the colors quite a bit (tung oil and boiled linseed oil) so we do not recommend these. However, a light coating of WD-40, in lieu of the polyurethane, gives the surface a "wet look" that brings out the pattern. Because they have thoroughly absorbed the resin, the finished product will be waterproof with no seal needed. It is not unusual to find an occasional "pinhole" in the material--that is part of the character of this laminate. If undesired, pinholes can be filled with spray superglue before finishing.
We will be adding new colors and designs frequently, so please check back often. Feel free to contact us about specific colors--we love custom work!
*COLORS: We strive to get the images as close to the real color as possible, but due to variations in monitors, they may not be precise. If you have specific concerns about a given color, feel free to message us.
*COMBINED SHIPPING: Shipping on purchase of multiple listings may not be accurate. If there is an overage of $1 or more, I will refund excess payment via paypal or direct checkout.
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I will ship within three business days of receiving order; it will usually be sooner, but that is the latest. All of our items go via USPS and all except supplies go with delivery confirmation unless otherwise specified or requested.
COMBINED SHIPPING: If ACTUAL shipping is $1 (or more) less than you were charged, I will refund your paypal account or through direct checkout. If you would prefer me to adjust shipping before you pay, use Paypal, buy the items but don't finish the sale in Paypal. Convo me and I will send you an adjusted invoice for actual shipping to your zipcode.
INSURANCE: Items of $25 or more in value will automatically be insured.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS & DUTIES: Buyer is responsible for paying all customs and duty fees. These fees are assessed by your country, not by Etsy and not by Morning Star Arts. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight or shipping company or when you pick the item up, please do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. If you decide to not pay the fees, your purchase will be returned to me. This can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks or longer. Once I get the merchandise back, I will issue a refund to you of the purchase price only, I will not refund the shipping cost.
LOCAL CUSTOMER? I will refund shipping cost, or cancel from invoice, if customer can pick up purchase at my studio in Zumbrota, MN. Please contact me to request this.
I happily accept Paypal, credit cards, and etsy gift cards; for fastest processing of payments, I recommend Paypal. Paypal payment must be completed within 3 days of purchase or purchase may be cancelled; please convo me within 3 days of purchase if you encounter a problem with paying.
*Custom Orders: Payment for custom orders will only be accepted through paypal. Thank you for your understanding.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Digital downloads
EU RESIDENTS: You have 14 days after receipt in which to contact me about a return. Shipping to be paid by customer (I will refund all shipping if return was due to faulty merchandise).
PACKAGING: In an effort to avoid waste, I re-use clean mailing materials. Items will be wrapped in tissue, bubble wrap, or other clean packaging inside the mailer; jewelry items will arrive tissue-wrapped or boxed and in a new colored organza gift bag. I do not use recycled packaging if the buyer is having the item shipped to a third party directly as a gift. I am always happy to gift wrap and include a message at no charge!
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CUSTOM ORDERS/REQUESTS: Contact me--I love doing custom work!
QUANTITY DISCOUNTS: I do offer discounts of 20-30% on volume purchases; please contact me to work out the details on volume orders. Thank you.