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Bowie For The Ladies

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by John Noon, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Or not, was cheap and impatient with the red dye and stabilizing cycle ended up with Salmon (pink) scales. Real low quality Birdseye Maple that has maybe one eye per side.

    Blade was partially polished before temper and cold bluing applied, as it sits this is the third application and blade has been buffed once.
    Going to do a bunch of cleanup on the details and start planning a sheath. You take a picture in direct sunlight and wow the stuff that shows itself.

    This is one going to the craftsman sale in November unless the daughter steals it.
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  2. Rick Runciman

    Rick Runciman New Member

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    Very nice work John. Just when I think it's finished, direct sunlight tells me It's not done yet. A friend who is a luthier once told me not try for perfect. It's those minor imperfections that set handmade apart from machine made.
     
  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    That is a good point was telling myself that last night while cleaning up polishing compound.

    I have taken to putt My them on the leather work bench for at least a day then go back and check them out.
     
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