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Old 09-10-2009, 01:13 PM
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heres one i did a couple of years ago and my first try at it (not htat ive done much since ) ripple on a taper tang not to even tho

start at 10mm spacing and increase by 0.5mm each step then file to centerline etc









and just file to middle on the bottom no marking out

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Excellent tutorial!What do folks use to fill in between the filework and the scales?Is it coloured epoxy?
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Excellent tutorial!What do folks use to fill in between the filework and the scales?Is it coloured epoxy?
Yep, i use coloured epoxy

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Yep, i use coloured epoxy

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Any chance of a tutorial how to do it Geoff,not for me, as i'll be sending mine to you

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Yeah, sure bernie, next time i do one ill get some pics.

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were do i get that geoff do u have to use it
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you colour the epoxy you use on the handle with pigment powders

you can use the toner out of lazer printers for black etc

tho it is a pit of a pain to get mixed to start with

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were do i get that geoff do u have to use it
Hi ya phil i use araldite, there are a few different types, red and white is called rapid, turquoise and white is another fast drying version, but the one you need to use is called ARALDITE PRECISION, this comes in blue and white tubes and has a 24 hour cure cycle, the reason i use this is because when its fully cured it has a crystal clear finish, unlike the others that cure a milky white colour.
I mix the araldite first, then using a matchstick i add the pigment, you only need a small speck of pigment on the matchstick(hardly anything) to much pigment will make the mix soft, heres a link to the pigment
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dense-Black-Pi...d=p3286.c0.m14

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thanks for the info geoff top man think i seen that epoxy in wilkoswell i have opend them up a tad more like you told me m8 but not haveing the right size files is a pain so i am of to buy a few today ready for when i have another go this is my first one finished lol
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thanks for the info geoff top man think i seen that epoxy in wilkoswell i have opend them up a tad more like you told me m8 but not haveing the right size files is a pain so i am of to buy a few today ready for when i have another go this is my first one finished lol
Exellent job phil try and get some chainsaw files, they rip through really easy and last ages, i also have a set of the small files made by snap on, cost me an arm and a leg, but there still going after 10 years

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