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    Arrow WM Greaves and Sons, wedge

    A dremel, a coping saw, and a lot of patience!

    This one was hand sanded from 220 up to 2000, and then red rouge, CrOx, followed by lots of MAAS.

    The scales are Purple Heart, and were roasted in the oven to try and deepen the purple. The wedge is 5 guitar picks, with an orange one in the center, glued, shaped and sanded.

    I like the way this one came out, and it's well balanced too. It was my first time working with Purple Heart, and it was pretty rough on the coping saw blades. Hopefully it will be on the hones by the weekend.

    Thanks for looking!
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    I liked it, good job.
    Normally I really like to see old classics like that restored to its original state as much as possible.
    But on this one, I think you showed good taste and made a very fine razor, whit good visual balance.
    Thanks for showing it
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    Really nice job! I, also, hope you saved the scales! I change my mind a lot lately! Good work
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    Well done. Lot of work in restoring these old beasties.
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    Those scales are awsome, the wood is beautiful and I especially like how you mirrored the movement of the spine in the shape of the scales. Makes for a beautiful profile.

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    Very nice work

    What finish on the Purpleheart did you decide on????

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    Very nice! Great idea using guitar picks for the wedge

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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    Very nice work

    What finish on the Purpleheart did you decide on????
    Glen,

    I'm a tung oil kinda guy. I roasted these scales in the oven for about 30 minutes at 200f. It was the first time i've tried that, so I really had no idea how long they should stay in.

    Then I rubbed in 6 coats of real tung oil (Lee Valley brand), and let it cure for about 5 or so days before buffing with a cotton rag.
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    I have tried the oven route, and the blow dryer routine...

    The best I have found that gives the best control of color is an actual heat gun, they are rather inexpensive too...

    Heat Gun - Great Deals on Heat Guns at Harbor Freight


    I love the oil finishes myself, Tru-oil and actual Tung oils are my favs

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    Perfect! I think I can get a gun similar to this downtown T.O. at Lee Valley. (In case you haven't realized....I love any excuse to get to Lee Valley!)

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