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2020 GEC #74 Mustang Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. RBB2

    RBB2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 20, 2020
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  2. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
  3. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    @SteveC did you polish that ironwood 74? What did you do? Looks great.
  4. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    I was carrying these today . A couple of days ago I use the back of an old leather belt and buffed up the Bolsters a little and this morning I took about 20 minutes and waxed the Ironwood with some Birchwood Casey Gunstock Wax . Much smoother and a little more gloss .
    I am liking it much better now . I always liked the Grain , but now seems finished a little better . Also a better picture of the Stag .

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  5. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Both of those are absolutely stunning! Wow!
  6. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Thanks and yes I did. I sanded it with 1000 and then 2000 grit and then buffed it on a wheel then oiled and waxed it.
  7. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
  8. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Thank you very much my friend .

  9. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    Like your work, great job. It is amazing what you can achieve with a bit of thought and time[elbow grease ].:thumbsup: I have never heard of the leather belt trick, how did you come about doing it this way. I am going to try it, is there any tricks i should know.:)
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  10. SnackPack

    SnackPack Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2019
    What did you use to buff with the wax? Dremel and wheel or just by hand? I’m wanting to do something like this to mine but on the fence about what kind of wax and method is best.
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  11. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Looks great Harry!
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  12. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    Looks great, Harry! :thumbsup::cool: A very similar project is on deck here...just waiting for the new knife acquisition barrage to quiet down a bit. :eek::D
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  13. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    @SnackPack : Thank for the kind words my friends .
    A Leather Belt is a good Strop and it is softer than metal so it will not scratch the Bolsters . And I thought I could get a quicker job done by using the back side of the belt .I also use pine boards to clean up blades on old knives . I held it by hand and applied pressure and rubbed like heck on the belt . As for the Waxing : The wax that I used is more like a Jell instead of a paste and is easy to apply . I applied the jell wax with a soft rag , used a Paper Towel to hand buff off and then repeated the steps for a total of 2 coats of wax . I assumed that if the Wax was good enough for my Gunstocks , it was good enough for my knives . I have not had previous experience with it , so I do not know how long it will last . The small bottle that I have will probably do another 40 knives .

  14. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    BOTH of those are way, way nice... the grain in the ironwood is above average, and the stag is really nice... just "groovy" enough... happy for ya'.....
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  15. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    I use my Wife's furniture polish.....I.e. Liquid Gold........Works good.......
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  16. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    The wife is losing her mind, I blame Coronavirus for early Christmas decorating :mad::eek:
  17. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Yep! Looks better Harry! :thumbsup: That stag ain’t so bad either buddy! ;) :D
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  18. redoxmusic

    redoxmusic Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 24, 2015
    Pretty pleased with the stag on this run. Really suits the 74 pattern in general, I think.
  19. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    You are on the right track, any furniture polish, floor polish or wax will work, and it does not hurt to experiment.:thumbsup:
  20. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2018
    The last of the 74s. AAPK antique autumn natural bone. A real beauty. I was tempted by this handle material with the 23 trapper, but passed since I found the 23 a bit cumbersome in size and pull. So happy to see it on the 74 pattern, which I prefer overall.

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