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Finishing Micarta

Discussion in 'Materials & Technique' started by Grahamm, May 25, 2017.

  1. Grahamm

    Grahamm Active Member

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    Quick question. I'm trying my first linen micarta handle. Just wondering if you do anything to it besides sand? It looks pretty good sanded to 1500 but is there anything else you do or should I be sanding it more (or less)? Any oil etc? Can't imagine what it would do for it but curious.
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  2. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    I buff it with white compound on a soft wheel.
     
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  3. parker

    parker Active Member

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    I do as Kevin suggested. Get it hand sanded to nice smooth finish and carefully buff away with white and soft wheel.
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Clean wheel! Nothing worse than getting black smegma in your pristine handle. The black will never come out.
     
  5. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Dan lemon oil or WD 40 will usually get it out.
     
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  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Thanks Cal. Hopefully I never have to try that.
     
  7. Swivel

    Swivel New Member

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    Smegma Lol. Gross but apt.
     
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  8. Grahamm

    Grahamm Active Member

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    Here it is hand sanded to 1500. I don't have a buffer so that's gonna have to wait.
    I like it. This was the backup for my KITH blade. Not sure what I'm gonna do with it. The blue was acrylic pen turning blank that I wasn't sure about using as a bolster or pommel.
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  9. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hey that turned out pretty nice. I like the blue acrylic.
     
  10. ConnorBC

    ConnorBC Active Member

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    Looks great Grahamm! I've never tried finishing to 1500. The blue acrylic on black looks "right"...
     

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