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    INFO! 2019 Gold Dollar Mod Competition

    I recieved my new Tony Miller strop late last week and I'm loving it. I've also included a picture of my strop progression since I started using a SR in February. I'm moving on up in the world
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    *2019 Gold Dollar Mod Competition, Novice Class POLL*closed!

    Thank you everyone. I know it was really neck and neck, it was killing me watching the polls. I look forward to another close race in the unlimited class next year:badger:
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    INFO! 2019 Gold Dollar Mod Competition

    Thank you! I didnt notice until after I posted it that you can faintly see the reflection on the scales as well...maybe I should've used it in the competition haha
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    INFO! 2019 Gold Dollar Mod Competition

    I took this at work (in a lab, pipette tip holder) just for fun. I didnt upload it to the official entry because you cant really see the blade, but I thought it was neat. I dont have fancy hones to show the reflection
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    2019 Gold Dollar Mod Competition, Novice Class

    The scales are made of walnut, with a CA finish, and a cumaru wedge. As I decided this would be a father's day gift for my father, I acid etched his initials into the blade.
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    INFO! 2019 Gold Dollar Mod Competition

    Thank you, I'll try that. Do you know how high of a grit I need to go before I can reasonably jump to the buffing compounds?
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    INFO! 2019 Gold Dollar Mod Competition

    If you think that's funny...I shouldn't even mention how my attempted father's day deadline had me running them dremel on an inverter in my car at red lights on my way to work (after dropping off at the babysitter of course.) That was probably more trouble than it was worth, but I've been...
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    INFO! 2019 Gold Dollar Mod Competition

    I was planning on putting a mirror finish on mine, and I have to say, I greatly underestimated the amount of effort it's taking. I have sandpaper from 60-3000 grit, and as of yesterday all of the buffing compounds except white rouge, as well as diamond paste ranging from 7u to .5u. At what grit...
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    INFO! 2019 Gold Dollar Mod Competition

    That looks great! I really like the contrast between the mirror finish and the patina. And the scales of course!
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    INFO! 2019 Gold Dollar Mod Competition

    I also went from 3 to 10 this week... the Mrs. knows I have 2 :001_07: I may have a problem lol The first 3 I ordered from someone in the US, but they all came with the leather pouch, did he add those himself? Or are there different options that you can get them included? It's not a big deal...
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    INFO! 2019 Gold Dollar Mod Competition

    Here's my current progress... it's coming along, albeit slow. I'm working in like 5-10 minute intervals when I get the chance. I'm trying to finish it by father's day as a gift to my dad. I was going to put his initials on it and the cheap knock off "diamond" burrs I have didn't even blemish the...
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    From Cartridge and can to Straight

    So after showing off my razors and the scales I made for them, my father prompted me with "oooh I want one." So I decided I would use him as motivation (and a valid excuse with the mrs.) to finish my GD Mod by fathers day. However, he is going from disposable cartridges and shaving gel in a can...
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    INFO! 2019 Gold Dollar Mod Competition

    This is the part that worries me. I've always been good at a lot of things, artistic detail tends not to be one. But I think my saving grace may be the fact that this is hardened steel, and does not cut quickly. Which will hopefully give me more time to not screw it up. But I'm also not great at...
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    INFO! 2019 Gold Dollar Mod Competition

    I've been very curious about your decorative work. I read on a knife forum to "NEVER use a dremel" something about its easy to tell and never looks good. Obviously that's not the case based on your work. But I think that's if done before hardening. I'm not even sure you could file a pattern once...
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    Straightening pin material

    Yea, plus using a 3/4" thick block of wood allows it to be useful for almost any length. Just to see, I also tried to straighten out a keyring. It worked decently, but it was a harder metal and reamed out the hole on the wood. Flat metal stock would probably have been better for that, but I...
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