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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Ferry - good choice. IMO it's good to do this by hand - at least to start. I've heard repeatedly that it's very easy to get too aggressive with an electric buffer and create more problems along the way.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:01 am 

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Yeah SteveG, that and also the fact that my wife would kill me for having a noisy buffer in the house. I am only doing this to fullfil my OCD side and also relaxation.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:40 am 

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I'm not sure I have ever met a married guy with a buffer/grinder IN the house before. Usually it is housed in a shop or the garage. That way you can get away to some peace and quiet with the noise of the machinery... lol :P


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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:53 pm 
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My equipment is technically in the house....albeit in it's own shop room. :)



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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:03 pm 

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Hi Ferry,

If you are the type that needs to keep your knives shiny, a buffer is something you really should consider. You can get cheap ones from harbor freight online. If you need it faster than that, you can one at Lowes / home depot. If you get a 3600 rpm one, stick with 6" wheels. If you get a 1750 rpm one, you can go up to 8" or even 10".


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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:48 pm 

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Are you guys telling me to buy a buffer now??? I am already in the deep end buying all the knives Mark sells.

I know I shouldn't have joined :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:29 pm 

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You've fallen into the rabbit hole.
You'll find that there a LOT of us down here enjoying every minute.
BTW.....it's CDO......the letters are alphabetically arraigned properly that way : )

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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:06 pm 

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Lol, what have I gotten into.

I think just the micro mesh and a few compounds will do for me now, I take good care of my knives anyway.

Can you guys post photos of nicely polished knives you have done and the grits used to achieve it.

Ferry


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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:49 pm 

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Crocus cloth (extremely fine) followed up by perhaps cerium oxide that I use to obtain a high polish on my agate cabuchons for bola ties and belt buckles.


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