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Thread: Boker 5/8 Round Point w/ Custom Birdseye Maple Scales

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    Default Boker 5/8 Round Point w/ Custom Birdseye Maple Scales

    Hey Guys,
    This is my first post in the Restoration Forum and my third set of scales. First wanted to say thanks to Glen (gssixgun) for all of his posts on restoration and scale making. Throughout this restoration, I felt like I was following a recipe.

    I got this Boker from eBay for under $20, it had minimal pitting, needed to be honed and had cracked acrylic scales. After unpinning, I sanded the blade up to 3000grit, used some JB Weld to refill the pivot hole and decided I would make some scales.

    The scales are Birdseye Maple with an orange micarta paper spacer. Finishing the scales was done with 9 coats of CA and sanded from 600 grit to 1500 grit, cut with some rubbing compound and finished with some Johnson's wax. I used hex screw pins (I plan to change them once i get better at peening).

    Hope you all like it,
    Phil

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    Well you did a fine job there! Looks very nice and thanks for sharing

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    I also think you did a great job. Those scales look really nice, especially for your third set. Nice curves.

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    That really came out well, The scales look tight and straight and the finish looks excellent


    Glad to hear the threads helped, that is much appreciated, thank you

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    I have to say I am not a big fan of Birdseye Maple, but I do like how those turned out. Very nice.

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    You did a great job with that restore. The birdseye is beautiful and your finish added some real depth to the look.

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    Nice job Silents!

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    Very nice. I hope to try some birds eye maple soon as well. Yours came out well.

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