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    I might be done with these scales. I will check tomorrow in the daylight. 6 coats of Tru-oil only. No polish!
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    It's just Sharpening, right?
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    Great shape and beautiful finish !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    I might be done with these scales. I will check tomorrow in the daylight. 6 coats of Tru-oil only. No polish!
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    Jerry-You've got me wanting to get a bottle of Tru-Oil and go back to wood. Just beautiful-can't wait to see the finished razor!
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    Not done. Damn!
    I found a tiny spot I sanded thru to deep. Going to go back for a few more coats. So, I will not be pinning them up this week. One coat a day is the limit for drying time up here so... Next weekend. Mocked up so I can see how it should turn out...
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    It's just Sharpening, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Euclid440 View Post
    A black sharpie works too for touch up. Let dry then buff with metal polish or a buffer.
    Yep, I have used a sharpie for touchups many times. A quick, easy fix!

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    Very nice Jerry! Like the direction you ran the grain.
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    [QUOTE=Gasman;1871572]Not done. Damn!
    I found a tiny spot I sanded thru to deep. Going to go back for a few more coats. So, I will not be pinning them up this week. One coat a day is the limit for drying time up here so... Next weekend. Mocked up so I can see how it should turn out...

    Very nice scales Jerry. Good you're taking your time & not getting in a hurry. there are times when you don't have to crank that gatling gun full speed.

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    Got my knife edged brass threaded inserts in 5/16 and 3/8 sizes in the mail today to go along with a bunch of s.s. rod Iím going to need on the strop builds Iím about to start.
    Funny you have been showing leather dye.
    Iím wrestling with the decision to dye or not to dye on the horsehide I have selected. Itís natural now and I do not want to affect the draw by adding anything to it. Iím assuming you can dye without issue as I have a black and maroon strop that work great.
    Any feedback from leather workers appreciated..
    Cheers.
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    If you could have a bit of scrap leather you could dye one piece and leave the other as is and see if you can 'feel' any differences. Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB52 View Post
    Got my knife edged brass threaded inserts in 5/16 and 3/8 sizes in the mail today to go along with a bunch of s.s. rod I’m going to need on the strop builds I’m about to start.
    Funny you have been showing leather dye.
    I’m wrestling with the decision to dye or not to dye on the horsehide I have selected. It’s natural now and I do not want to affect the draw by adding anything to it. I’m assuming you can dye without issue as I have a black and maroon strop that work great.
    Any feedback from leather workers appreciated..
    Cheers.
    Not from a makers perspective but just my own eye. I like the look of undyed leather. I like the changes in colour and the appearance of the grain, it all seem to disappear with dying and leaves it with much less character.
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