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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    G10 can be had in many colors at .030"

    This is a repair exactly like what Shaun/Rez is talking about..

    These scales were cracked much like yours, I used White Epoxy to fix them and attach them to the G10, that made the cracks nearly invisible after they were sanded and shaped.. When pressed the epoxy squeezes up through the cracks

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    Looks good my friend. And seeing as how I want to properly restore rather than change and create, I'm thinking i'll send them out. My skill level isn't there yet. And don't want to destroy them practicing... they're a nice little set to me. I'd be devastated and never forgive my self. Thanks for all the advice guys. I truly didn't really consider lining and or sending them out which I think is the outcome, so I do thank you all for your input getting me to that conclusion..lol I probably would have done a terrible job of just glueing it myself, and it probably wouldn't have held up anyways.lol

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    Here's the box damage Rez.

    Sorry they're upside down. Didn't realize while taking them.
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    Here they are after an initial polishing to get them ready to send them out. Tried to get a picture of the spine etching but it's hard to get it to show up, and it's pretty well gone from the one that was more rusty #II. I know what you guys mean by the "devils spit" would get it looking like it was gone and nice and shiny, than within a couple minutes it would begin to show through again.
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    If you are still thinking about doing it yourself (or for next time), superglue (CA or cyanoacrylate) bonds incredibly well to ivory. This is a lucky type of break because it's at the wedge end so there's less stress on it. The best options are to simply glue the joint, line it with something thin (even a very thin piece of ivory), or to do a more complicated repair such as this, which can be done to ensure that one piece of continuous ivory surrounds the drilled hole:

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