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 Post subject: Goko Wt#1 Chestnut handle sanded
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:28 pm 

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Stole this idea from coach, thanks coach. IIRC coach took his handle down further than I did. I did not hate these handles as so many did, but I really liked coach's pictures so I tried it myself.

I used a sandpaper progression of 80, 100, 220, 3?0 (can't recall), 400. I sanded until the grain was smoothed out. I did not try to significantly decrease the diameter of the handle, I just did not like the exaggerated hills and valleys of the grain.

The outcome is smoother to the touch, which I like. It feels...more quality. Aesthetically the contrast between the dark finished that remained and the lighter wood that was exposed below is very cool, IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: Goko Wt#1 Chestnut handle sanded
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:43 am 
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Looks good, just needs a new ferrule now ;)

Considered doing this myself. I like the grippy feeling even when wet. Does it retain it after sanding?


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 Post subject: Re: Goko Wt#1 Chestnut handle sanded
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:54 am 
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Cedar,
Looks awesome! I like the brown bits on the end. How is your ferrule now with the handle, more flush? Great stuff.



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 Post subject: Re: Goko Wt#1 Chestnut handle sanded
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:58 am 

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"How is your ferrule now with the handle, more flush?"

It is closer, but the handle is still proud of the ferrule. I really just sanded until I got to the valleys of the grain. I was not looking for a lot of change, just a little evening up :). Thanks for the idea, coach.


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 Post subject: Re: Goko Wt#1 Chestnut handle sanded
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:51 am 

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The grain of the chestnut wood is a lot more interesting than a a plain Ho wood or magnolia handle. It looks and feels much better when sanded and smoothed. I did the same treatment to my Goko 240 wh#1 about 6 months ago. Tim Johnson replaced the plastic ferrule with rosewood. Nice job Cedarhouse.


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 Post subject: Re: Goko Wt#1 Chestnut handle sanded
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:04 pm 
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Looks better, does it feel any better?



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 Post subject: Re: Goko Wt#1 Chestnut handle sanded
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:52 pm 

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Bikeman, thanks!

Jeff, the handle still has some grain texture to it, but it feels a lot more refined. 'Course it did nothing to help the chintzy ferrule :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Goko Wt#1 Chestnut handle sanded
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:49 pm 

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I like the look of the darker grain popping out. If you did want to sand closer to the ferrule, put a layer of tape over it to prevent scratching it when you sand slightly past the wood. You can get it much closer that way. (You might have done that already.)


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