Backspacer on my D'fly 2 ironwood handle broke (sad face)
I made this handle with ironwood handle with a birchwood back spacer. The bottom of the backspacer where the lock spring applies pressure broke off inside the handle. I don't think I used enough epoxy right there. I was afraid if I used too much it would squeeze out into the lock spring slot. After it dried I wouldn't be able to insert the lock spring. This time on the new back spacer I made sure I had enough epoxy there as well as I drilled a couple of real small holes through the backspacer under the lockspring slot and into the side of each scale. With the epoxy going all the way through I'm hopeing it will act like a tiny metal rod increasing strength. Anyway, this time I used elephant ivory for the new backspacer. Sorry elephant. I had a small piece in with a bunch of pieces given me by a forum friend. I think it looks pretty good. I hope it lasts forever. This handle may have a super blue blade in it some day. :)
Here is the new backspacer from the top.
This is the bottom.
This is the handle if you forgot. They don't show up as clear in the picture but this handle is getting quite a few tiny scratches from use and being in the pocket. Character,,, right? :)