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    Got a little more work done when I had a chance this weekend. Progressed through a few grits and am feeling good about the way it's going. I will be able to turn my attention back to the scales soon.
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    Lookin good Tuzi.
    Myself.. I would finish sanding from this point, in a spine to edge direction to emulate the original grind. ( if that makes sense to you )
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    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    Lookin good Tuzi.
    Myself.. I would finish sanding from this point, in a spine to edge direction to emulate the original grind. ( if that makes sense to you )
    Far be it for me to offer any suggestions! It will be the most interesting part how he progresses from here.

    From looking at his previous work, he does get the scratches out and some how emulates the original grinding striations from this point and does a beautiful job!

    Thanks for the detailed pics, 'Tuzi, and will stay tuned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    Lookin good Tuzi.
    Myself.. I would finish sanding from this point, in a spine to edge direction to emulate the original grind. ( if that makes sense to you )
    The way I have had success with this in the past is to progress up to 2000 bringing the surface to a near mirror first, then go back and create the satin finish working spine to edge. It just establishes a clean and nearly flawless surface so that when the satin finish is applied there are no previous scratches remaining and showing out of alignment with the rest of the finish. The other thing it does is makes a consistent clean surface on the areas which will be left as mirror like the spine, tang, tail and notch and provides a crisp line between the areas that are satin finished and the areas that aren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    It will be the most interesting part how he progresses from here.
    Yes, I hope so!

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    Got the scales pretty much finished today. It was nice to take a little break from the blade and get a change of scenery. The other day I rough shaped the scales with a dremel and little sanding drum. Today I just shaped them by hand with coarse sand paper 60 grit until they were real close then refined with higher grits. A scraper can also work well here. Drilled the holes with a pin vise, separated the scales, more sanding, then polished with Mother's Plastic Polish on a rag. I used a cheapo calipers to get them to match the odd scale I used as a model.
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    Gots ta get me some horn, they always come out so nice.
    Nice work Garrison..!!
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    Nice work on the scales, clearly in today world the material of choice for scales.

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    So. I reckon you have 14 hours or so into this plus outlay. A razor to die for. Gonna be sweet~!

    Me so lazy... You so smart!

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    Awesome work, those scales came out great!

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