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    Default 16/8 Special Spike story

    Some time ago I was looking at a Special Spike on e-Bay. It had a few piles of rust on it but in the sellers pics I saw 1 spot on the toe that looked like it could be a crack. So, I asked the seller if they could see one and she said no but there could be. Asked me for my address and wanted to send it to me for free. I guess it wasn't selling and she figured everybody else saw what I did.

    I got it and found a crack under all the rust. I rounded off the toe and sanded out most of the pitting.
    The scales had to be replaced because what I saw was cell rot.

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    Well, the scales came out nice but when I went to finish sanding and polish, the blade broke even more from the same direction. I must not have gotten all the crack out because a little to much pressure and "PING" the crack continued from where it left off. Guess I was too greedy with the length.

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    Ultrasoundguy asked me about some green scale material in another thread and it reminded me of this project. After I broke the thing I lost one of the pivot bolsters and so it sat for a long time. I bought another Special but when I got it I couldn't see robbing from 1 just to leave me with 1 so I put it all away. Then 1 day while looking through stuff I find the other bolster in with an Engels or something. pffffff And here I looked through 2 shop vacs ( half full of dust bunnies and garage waste and an upright vac bag looking for this dang bolster.
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    So here it is ,,ready for testing tomorrow.

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    God I hope it doesn't bite. This thing wanted to stay dead I think.

    Hope you enjoy :<0)
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    That's a nice shorty there Pups! Can't wait to see it...Love the green scales BTW
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    Going to try to do it's brother in yellow with the green behind the bolster to make a small set. SOMEDAY
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    Nice save you've done there my friend.
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    A nice result, looks good.
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    The bolsters look great with that green. What material are the scales made from?
    B.J.

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    That's a great looking shorty!
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    Very neat! Nicely done.

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    Nice save! Love those green scales

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