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#5868055 - 08/07/15 12:57 PM Sometimes!
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Things just don't work out. I recently bought some Madagascar Ebony to use for scales. I thought that they would come out nice but boy was I wrong. After getting them shaped to my liking I sanded them down to 1000 grit and buffed them out. Didn't look like I wanted them too so I sanded them down again and gave them a coat of Tru-Oil.
After they dried I sanded back to 1000 and buffed again. Still not good mad
I sanded back to 1000 and buffed again. Still not right. eek
Sanded back to 1000 and gave them a light coat of wipe on gloss poly. After they dried I sanded back to 1000 and buffed again. Still not right. Resanded and tried a light coat of CA, sanded and buffed and they still look like crap. taz
I finally just drilled out the pins and lanyard tube and removed the scales. I haven't decided what I'm going to replace them with but you can bet it's not going to be Madagascar Ebony.


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#5868162 - 08/07/15 02:09 PM Re: Sometimes! [Re: MikeC]
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It looks good in the picture. up
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#5868191 - 08/07/15 02:30 PM Re: Sometimes! [Re: MikeC]
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What the heck is wrong with the ebony? You are your worse critic.
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#5868300 - 08/07/15 04:07 PM Re: Sometimes! [Re: MikeC]
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The scales just didn't pop, the contrast of colors in the wood just wasn't what I expected. The scales are now resting comfortably in the trash can.
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#5868373 - 08/07/15 05:13 PM Re: Sometimes! [Re: MikeC]
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I'll take those scales. Been looking for something to inlay in old 10/22 stock missing sling studs. I'll even pay shipping plus.
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#5868394 - 08/07/15 05:28 PM Re: Sometimes! [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
I'll take those scales. Been looking for something to inlay in old 10/22 stock missing sling studs. I'll even pay shipping plus.
I'll bet they didn't come off in one piece. Lol!
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#5868450 - 08/07/15 06:14 PM Re: Sometimes! [Re: MikeC]
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Oh yeah
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#5868748 - 08/07/15 09:34 PM Re: Sometimes! [Re: MikeC]
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Tell me how big of a piece you need and I'll send you some. I doubt I'll be using any more of it.
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#5868752 - 08/07/15 09:36 PM Re: Sometimes! [Re: Kev®]
MikeC Offline
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Originally Posted By: Cast
I'll take those scales. Been looking for something to inlay in old 10/22 stock missing sling studs. I'll even pay shipping plus.
I'll bet they didn't come off in one piece. Lol!


Yeah they came off in one piece but they were a little burnt. Heat is the enemy of epoxy!
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#5869148 - 08/08/15 10:14 AM Re: Sometimes! [Re: MikeC]
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They look great to me.

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