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I haven't seen it done with felt, but I like it!! It looks as if it gives some nice thick layers :)


Not sure about "alternative to...". By definition, it IS home made micarta :) HMM can be made from any fabric, or textile and epoxy, acrylic resin, or other "thermosetting" plastic. I have even seen a former member here experiment with non-textile type stuff; seeds, even old coffee grounds :D



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I watched a guy on youtube who made what he calls "Crashcarta".  He was using construction paper in lieu of felt.


There was also some folks who put tooth picks or BB's on the top and bottom plates before clamping.


Once everything was fully cured, a surface grind flattening it revealed a "damascus" pattern to the blank.

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