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Geoff bos 16-10-2009 10:55 AM

How to fill filework
 
Following on from the how to do filework thread, this is how i fill filework when its around the handle of the knife :thumbsup:.
Its worth noting that because today is a cold day i warmed up the blade with a hair dryer, not hot, just enough to get the damp out of the steel.Lets assume youve done the heat treat.

1 The first jop is to clean out the filework using the same files you did it with, you dont need a lot of pressure, all you are doing is cleaning of the scale untill the filework looks shiny, like this:)
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...ilework006.jpg

2The next job is to stick clear tape on each side of the handle, make sure the tape is proud of the filework, 8mm ish like this
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...ilework008.jpg

3 I use araldite precision, 2 matchsticks, ( one sharpend) and polyester pigment
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...ilework013.jpg

4 Mix the epoxy in 2 equal amounts, and mix well, the 5 pence piece gives an idea of the amount
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...ilework015.jpg

5 Now add a tiny amount of pigment, and i do mean tiny, check out the matchstick :)
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...ilework017.jpg

6 When the pigment is mixed it looks more grey than black, but trust me it will dry black,:D
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...ilework021.jpg

7 Now peel the tape back of the sides like this
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...ilework023.jpg

8 Now using the pointed matchstick, spread the epoxy allover the top of the filework, try not to get any on the tape, poke the point of the stick into the nooks and crannies to get any unwanted air out
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...ilework024.jpg

9 Wait a minute or 2 for the epoxy to run down the sides
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...ilework026.jpg

10 Using a flat edge, work from the bottom upwards, im using a small steel rule
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...ilework027.jpg

11 When youve done both sides it should look something like this, pinch the ends of the tape to stop the epoxy escaping
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...ilework028.jpg
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...ilework029.jpg

Let it stand for 24 hours and then flat it down, ill post the finished pics tomorrow when its dry :thumbsup:

Geoff.

Gunwitch 16-10-2009 11:00 AM

You make it look so easy Geoff :eek:
I can see many glue encrusted fingers smearing it everywhere - namely mine :D

Bernie Garland 16-10-2009 11:02 AM

Excellent tutorial Geoff :thumbsup:

Bernie

Geoff bos 16-10-2009 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gunwitch (Post 4769)
You make it look so easy Geoff :eek:
I can see many glue encrusted fingers smearing it everywhere - namely mine :D

The worst bit is the pigment, i allways seem to get covered in it :lol2:

Geoff.

keen-edge 16-10-2009 02:35 PM

fantastic:) geoff is that normal tape? can not wait to see it finished top job buddy;):thumbsup:

MartinK9 16-10-2009 02:39 PM

Thanks for sharing, great post. :)

Geoff bos 16-10-2009 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by keen-edge (Post 4795)
fantastic:) geoff is that normal tape? can not wait to see it finished top job buddy;):thumbsup:

No phil:D im using vac tape, selotape will do the job just as well :thumbsup:

Geoff.

keen-edge 16-10-2009 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geoff bos (Post 4805)
No phil:D im using vac tape, selotape will do the job just as well :thumbsup:

Geoff.

vac tape:Dwere would u get that geoff :rolleyes::D;)

FGYT 16-10-2009 03:30 PM

not tryed it first usually do it while glueing up the scales on

woulds definatly be the way to go if useing Glow powder :thumbsup:

and multi fill colours :eek::rolleyes:

ATB

Duncan

Geoff bos 16-10-2009 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by keen-edge (Post 4815)
vac tape:Dwere would u get that geoff :rolleyes::D;)

You dont need it phil, selotape will do, vac tape is used in carbon fibre/ pre preg moulding, the vacuum bags are taped around the mold with it, its also hi temp, because it goes into an auto clave, selotape dude :thumbsup:

Geoff.


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