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  1. Straightening A Bent Or Warped Tang

    by , 06-03-2015 at 02:43 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by engine46 View Post
    I acquired an old Wade & Butcher blade quite some time ago & it was one of the ones that didn't even say Sheffield on it, it was that old. I was so happy to get that blade but upon further inspection, I noticed the tang was bent so I put it on the anvil part of my vise & gave it a very light "love" tap to straighten it out like I did on another blade another time. This time I wasn't so lucky & the blade broke! I was so disappointed since it was a very old Wade & Butcher
  2. Cleaned Up My Otto Deutsch Hans With My Dremel, Maas Polish & Mothers Chrome Polish

    by , 02-21-2015 at 11:44 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by engine46 View Post
    Here is how I cleaned up my Otto Deutsch Hans I recently got off eBay. The first pic is what it looked like when I first got it. As you can see the scales looked black & were filthy.
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    I took it to my kitchen sink where I did the work to it. I did it here so when the blade got warm, I just turned the faucet on & cooled the blade, wiped it off with a dry rag & started polishing again. You can also do this with a glass of water nearby. I usually

    Updated 02-21-2015 at 12:14 PM by engine46

  3. How I Make Duck Scales 4

    by , 07-01-2014 at 03:50 AM
    Continue to the other side:
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    Now here is where it gets TRICKY!

    Go UP in sandpaper grit and continue to sand. I use 400 to 600 or even 1200 depending on how close I am getting to the final shape.

    REMEMBER if you go too far you have to start over again!

    It is pretty easy to take off wood but not so much to add it! J

    Sand a few strokes then test fit.

    Sand, test, sand, ...

    Updated 07-01-2014 at 06:12 AM by Chevhead

  4. How I make Duck Scales 3

    by , 07-01-2014 at 03:41 AM
    This is about how close you want to be right now:
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    Measuring up for thickness: This is GOOD!
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    Make sure they are pretty even on both ends:
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    What we have so far:
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    Here is a GREAT tip I came across after doing multiple scales. Cut some sandpaper in long thin strips: ...
  5. How I make Duck Scales 2

    by , 07-01-2014 at 03:34 AM
    Back to the sander:
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    Get them close to your final shape:

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    The scales LOOK longer
    here but I think it is an optical illusion.
    Maybe because they are smoothed out?

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    Drill the pin holes:
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    I Tape the original scale to the top ...
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