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Orange Cream Artifex

Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:15 pm

Well, I couldn't decide on a 4th Laminate color, so I went with the runner up in the Wa handle poll! I used Blaze Orange and Cream Burlap, all pulled apart into individual strands for this handle. The material compresses a bit more, so when I split the block, the scales were a touch on the narrow side, so I added a red liner to them.

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I found a new abrasive for working this material, too!! It's called Abranet and is a cushioned mesh abrasive, so it doesn't clog up. Worked great and I took it to 600 finish and it's nice and silky smooth.

Re: Orange Cream Artifex

Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:57 am

love the color. my fav so far.

Re: Orange Cream Artifex

Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:30 pm

Very cool.

Re: Orange Cream Artifex

Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:52 pm

taz575 wrote:Well, I couldn't decide on a 4th Laminate color, so I went with the runner up in the Wa handle poll! I used Blaze Orange and Cream Burlap, all pulled apart into individual strands for this handle. The material compresses a bit more, so when I split the block, the scales were a touch on the narrow side, so I added a red liner to them.

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I found a new abrasive for working this material, too!! It's called Abranet and is a cushioned mesh abrasive, so it doesn't clog up. Worked great and I took it to 600 finish and it's nice and silky smooth.


I have been following your handle work.....I now just have to splurt it out out - great job "boet" !!

:)

Re: Orange Cream Artifex

Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:29 pm

Whats "boet"??

I got the abrasives figured out a bit better now and by using a very hard rubber as a sanding backer instead of cork, the pins sand down the same as the handle :)

I have the Traditional Camo and the Water Camo epoxied and I am working on shaping them out currently. I used natural Micarta (browish) pins for the Traditional Camo and Black Micarta pins for the Water Camo since it already had some black in it, so those should sand just like the laminate stuff I make :)

Re: Orange Cream Artifex

Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:40 am

"Boet" means mate, or friend ;)

Re: Orange Cream Artifex

Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:58 pm

Ah, thanks!! I was getting confused :)

Re: Orange Cream Artifex

Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:55 pm

Well done boet! :)

Re: Orange Cream Artifex

Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:44 pm

Thanks, wait till you see the next thing I built! :)

Re: Orange Cream Artifex

Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:22 pm

LOL - nou is jy 'n wenner!!!!

:)
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