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#5751116 - 05/19/15 05:12 PM Scales out of brass stock
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Bad decision on my part, but I thought I'd "repurpose" a couple of chunks of brass I had on hand by turning them into scales on an old Rigid knife blank I had on hand. I refuse to tell anyone how much time I spent sanding and polishing these pieces of brass. I finally gave up and called it a "finished product!" Never again!




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#5751139 - 05/19/15 05:27 PM Re: Scales out of brass stock [Re: mikei]
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Hey!!....perfectly respectable results. No worries

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#5751157 - 05/19/15 05:43 PM Re: Scales out of brass stock [Re: mikei]
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Yeah.. That isn't anything to be ashamed of. you can still do some finishing on it, brass is rather easy to sand. Looks fine to me!
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#5751296 - 05/19/15 07:23 PM Re: Scales out of brass stock [Re: mikei]
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Looks good to me

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#5751355 - 05/19/15 07:53 PM Re: Scales out of brass stock [Re: mikei]
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Thanks for the kind comments, guys. It's not so much that it didn't turn out "O.K." it's just that when I consider the hours and hours I spent trying to get it to the finish line! I figure that if I wanted to sell it, and assumed that my time was worth $10.00 an hour, I'd have to ask $9,000.00 for it. From here on out, it's Desert Ironwood or hard rock maple for any scales that I want to devote a lot of time to. crazy


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#5751409 - 05/19/15 08:31 PM Re: Scales out of brass stock [Re: mikei]
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ironwood can be hard as a rock too.... Afzelia and Amboyna, black ash sand easy!
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#5751619 - 05/19/15 10:32 PM Re: Scales out of brass stock [Re: mikei]
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I use a lot of spalted woods that are fairly soft, but hard as a rock after I stabilize them in cactus juice. I have some stabilized corn cob scales coming. Hard wood without stabilizing them are not all that, unless they are an oily type wood. Wood will expand and contract depending on humidity and have a tendency of cracking and splitting.
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#5759240 - 05/25/15 06:28 PM Re: Scales out of brass stock [Re: mikei]
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Not an electrician's knife I suppose. rolleyes
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