03-06-2015, 09:54 AM
  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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Hi Folks,

Since I went partially blind around the central focus one eye, detailed shop work had been difficult. But...my musculature in that eye has now somewhat compensated for the problem. I can now work close again! No pity, I am very fortunate and give thanks for the reprieve!
So...on to this rescale in aluminum:
Great early 1900's Kabeso blade 7/8ths, picked up at a gun show.
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I did show the inside of the scales here a while back; the work had been done a while before the problem. I posted to get my butt into gear but it has taken time.:
What are you working on?

For those of you thinking of polished aluminum scales; they are easy to get shiny but take a beastly long effort to get a true polish on them. They remember every unkindness to a surprising depth from what you think is the surface. A good simple shine with lapping paper seems to be the best for the older fancy engraved scales. Then printer paper with a bit of MAAS rubbed well into it and allowed to dry does the final polish without hurting the engraving.
Have fun all!

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 03-06-2015, 10:02 AM
  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Beautiful work, Richard.

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 03-06-2015, 05:25 PM
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Great work, Richard and good to hear about your improvement!  Thumbup

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 03-06-2015, 09:19 PM
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Love that razor, Richard.

From my Tab through the Tap

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 03-06-2015, 10:46 PM
  • Lando
  • This deal is getting worse all the time
  • Bellevue, WA
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Nice chopper!

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