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Old 06-18-2015, 11:42 PM
penerrules penerrules is offline
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Good Finish for texas pecan knife handle

What would be a good finish for a texas pecan knife handle? I want it to have kind of a glossy finish but still be strong.
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:02 PM
jimmontg jimmontg is offline
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I use acetone and thin 2 ton epoxy down to where it is very thin and soaks in. It takes several coats, but it looks good after a few coats and let dry for 24 hours. Then sand with 1200 grit and then buff. This method only works with materials where it soaks in. Others use super glue I've read on here, but I haven't tried it.
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:09 AM
jimmontg jimmontg is offline
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Let me clarify, 24 hours between coats, It will buff out great. I made a cocobolo chef's knife that shined. Sand lightly, don't push hard and sand between coats lightly as well. I know it sounds like a pain, but it looks great when done and it is a soaked in epoxy finish. With pecan it should soak up quite a bit, so make a big bunch for the first coat.

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