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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Northwestcut, Apr 2, 2018.
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Nice work on the satin!
Thank you! It was surprisingly easy to do and didn't take much time. Glad I took @rswanson advice on the bolsters.
Great work on that, I like what you did with that.
Thanks for the tutorial, the bolsters and shield look great!
Thanks! Really happy with how they turned out.
Bob is gathering more and more patina everyday. Kinda taking on a personality of its own. Best part, I can actually pinch and open the spear blade it has so much grip now. A quick question though, has anyone ever removed a shield on one of these without damaging the cover or scales?
Bob went under "the knife" today sorry couldn't help myself. Had enough with the hotdog shield. Keep in mind I've never done this before and probably dont have half the tools I should in order to do this properly. I've done some research but really enjoy learning from trial and error. So here we go!
After lightly center punching the shield and drilling it out it actually raised the shield ends a bit which I actually kinda expected.
After drilling a second hole I had enough room to jam in a modified screw driver and pry out the shield.
Didn't even make it ten minutes into this project and already scratched to snot out of this thing. Oh well have to sand this thing down after anyways.
Are you going shieldless or replacing it?
The plan is to replace it. Whether or not that actually works... ha
Aaaaaaaand these are the times that I wish I had a Dremel tool. Make do with what you have though, even if it takes a lot longer ha. Going to cut out a larger relief area. Even busted out the #66 to help out!
A lot of work and probably way too much time later I got what I was looking for.
I found a "stone" in my daughters bead's section of her arts and craft's case that she graciously donated to the project. I am pretty sure it is a fake stone but it looks cool and sands down very easy. And if it doesn't work out I can always cut it out and start over with something new.
As I started sanding it down I noticed the blue dye in the "stone" didn't go all the way through. I'm ok with that though, should be fun to see what I end up with.
I, for one, am riveted. Can’t wait to see how this turns out!!!
Thank you! I cant wait either! Unfortunately its a 72 hour wait for the adhesive to cure
I feel a little dizzy from seeing the last few posts of this operation.
After a TON of sanding the stone was finally at a good size to fit in the relief. I glued a sand paper to a sheet of glass to sand the stone on in hopes of getting it as flat as possible. It was good enough for a engine block so I assume its good enough for this too.
The stones edges were actually sharp enough to shave out the wood so I used it to get the relief as flat as possible. I also drilled a couple more holes in the wood too to help bond the adhesive to the wood. Slipped some tape behind the scales to the glue didnt seep all the way through and onto the pen blade.
Perfect fit!....well kinda...
Hahaha the whirlwind continues!
Wiped down the wood and stone with acetone and left them in the sun for a half hour to dry. Then poured in some of the adhesive, followed by the stone and some extremely light taps from a rubber mallet. Then a rubber band for a little tension to hold in place.
See you Tuesday night Bob! Take care old friend!
Any updates on the new shield ?
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I find your use of basic tools to do this work, as opposed to power/bench tools impressive!