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    Getting there. Pins are not tight yet, but had to stop. As I magnified the hinge pin I noticed a crack in the scale. Glue gets here tomorrow or Sat so I can fill it before finishing pinning.
    If you're wondering I'm probably being sarcastic.

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    All yall's work is starting to pay off. I got the first one done and got a shave off of it last night. Not sure what grade yall would give it, maybe a D or a C. Fred Broeker of Broeker Bros stamp.

    This is one of the first ones I did, so it was sanded and not cleaned with 3M polish. But, as I was honing it, and looking at it with my new loupe, I noticed some heavy scratches that were not blended out. I think I will just accept that as a rookie error.

    Pinning: I know my heads aren't great, but to my naked eye they look ok. I had some trouble with the wedge end. I suppose I could have used some sort of spacer that puts the scales tight against the wedge on both sides rather than trying to get the pin to clamp it up into that angle.

    This is repinned with the existing scales. There was a crack in one of them that I glued with CA so it is nice and strong. But there was some green (tarnish from the pin?) in the crack that is now sealed in.

    Hone wear: OK, so what happened was as I was trying to reshape the heel I wanted to see if the stabilizer was clear of the edge and I thought "well, this diamond plate can put a rough edge on it real quick" and never thought "so lemme tape this spine". Since it was real ugly, and I was having some issues getting it honed, I did some experimenting with and without tape. I will probably leave it rather than trying to polish it back up.

    Anyway, anyone that wants to offer critiques, I'm braced and ready.

    Thanks, I would not have gotten here without yall.
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