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    Here's another broken scale repair. I took a better progression of pics this time.
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    Super glued to hold together for cutting the slots
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    This is why I keep my cutting wheels that are worn down.
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    I got a little close to cutting through on this one
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    So I remembered that one time I was using a furniture finish pin and I shook it down to get some more ink in the tip and when I pulled the cap it poured out ony hand so maybe I can do that and pour a drop in, this time being careful not to get it all over my hand.
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    ...or not.

    So a brass or nickel silver pin would be alright but I used a hardened stainless rotator pin from an Abloy Disklock Pro. Hard as hell and never rusts or tarnishes.
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    Epoxied in...
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    ...and covered the break on the outside
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    After drying removed the excess with a file...
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    ...then sanded smooth.
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    Another touch with the furniture touch up pen hides the break to nearly invisible
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    Not fancy scales but now still usable. Plus, this was mainly an exercise with some that would not crack the Earth in half if it didn't work out well.

    Who says you can't repair plastic scales?
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    Nice work. Its good to practice. And when you do it right on lesser scales you get another set to use later.
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    It's just Sharpening, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
    Boy I wish I had gotten some good before pics of this one but I think this re-regrind/regrind repair has come out pretty well especially considering how wrecked it was before and also since I have done it all freehand.
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    The guide plate on my belt grinder (2X72) is down on the flat and no way to put it.on the 4inch wheel so I have been just freehand holding it on the wheel. I'm not done yet but I think it will come out alright.
    I think I am going to replace the scales on this one since they have so much delamination.
    Ever lose scales? Last night I decided it was time to put this British Improved Temper V crown R back together and I couldn't find the scales anywhere. I must have searched for 2 hours but no show. It's fine though because I was going to make new ones anyway but still that drives me nuts.
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    ... anyway so after sorting through a few to use for patterns I found that these sitting on my counter, also in the process of a regrind & restore were the right size.
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    I was torn between the bone or 2 different types of horn but at the wife's recommendation I decided to use the black buffalo horn.
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    Good choice too. See how this piece has a grain that is in a curve roughly like a scale? Only problem is that a pencil line doesn't show very well to follow with the saw so I glued a sheet of paper to the face and traced.
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    Only problem with low temp hot glue is it can get cold before you can get the pieces pressed together so I had to clamp and heat gun them.
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    Progressed through the belts: 150, 220, 400, 600, 800 to final rough shape then hand sanded to get finished shape. After that and a trip to the buffer I used the 4 sided nail buffer sponge. That thing is the king, el jefe. As an example, after working up to polish side I remembered that I had a 5k trizact sanding pad so I figured I'd see if that would shine it even more?...it actually dulled it and I had to go back to the nail sponge. After that I hit the loose.cotton wheel and it wouldn't bring the shine up beyond an arguable increment.
    Final product:
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    I love the way the grain runs the shape of the scales.
    Last edited by PaulFLUS; Yesterday at 02:08 PM.
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