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when your ready to send them just pm and we can organise postage etc .

it doesnt take anything for me to do it , so i can do them one at a time .

are you guys using the hard backing on your paper ??

it makes a huge difference if the paper is backed with something very hard like metal . you can press down harder and get alot more from the paper , when you get to fine grit you can leave the last piece of paper on and simply add the next over the top . also are you clamping it down ?

i used a G clamp to hold down a length of 2x4 timber to the bench then another G clamp to hold the blank to the timber , then i could wrap paper round the file and hold either side of it and get a good accurate scratch pattern .

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when your ready to send them just pm and we can organise postage etc .

it doesnt take anything for me to do it , so i can do them one at a time .

are you guys using the hard backing on your paper ??

it makes a huge difference if the paper is backed with something very hard like metal . you can press down harder and get alot more from the paper , when you get to fine grit you can leave the last piece of paper on and simply add the next over the top . also are you clamping it down ?

i used a G clamp to hold down a length of 2x4 timber to the bench then another G clamp to hold the blank to the timber , then i could wrap paper round the file and hold either side of it and get a good accurate scratch pattern .

Cheers for the advice I am using a wood backing but just holding in my hand. G clamp sounds good idea :) will give it a go

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sorry guys iv just assumed you knew!!!

what a dickhead ha ha

im sure it will make a huge differance to the finnish .

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Seriously when do we have to send these back 2 more hours in down to 240 grit wet and dry going to start the 400 but every time I do I can see other bits and I start again ...... Lol my OCD is kicking in :)

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they will be turned round really fast from heat treating so its up to you guys when you send them back , your about 13 days into the month .

400 grit will be fine for pre heat treament finish i would say .

il do some on my one tomorrow to .

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I am having very little joy ( I have not touched the blank yet!!!!)

Decorating the new house is priority at the moment.

 

The best of luck to you all ( not you Paul ha ha ha ha ha)

 

Waidmannsheil!!

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I am having very little joy ( I have not touched the blank yet!!!!)

Decorating the new house is priority at the moment.

 

The best of luck to you all ( not you Paul ha ha ha ha ha)

 

Waidmannsheil!!

excuses,excuses :whistling:

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I am having very little joy ( I have not touched the blank yet!!!!)

Decorating the new house is priority at the moment.

 

The best of luck to you all ( not you Paul ha ha ha ha ha)

 

Waidmannsheil!!

excuses,excuses :whistling:

 

he's running scared - all mouth and no trousers lol

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I am having very little joy ( I have not touched the blank yet!!!!)

Decorating the new house is priority at the moment.

 

The best of luck to you all ( not you Paul ha ha ha ha ha)

 

Waidmannsheil!!

excuses,excuses :whistling:

 

he's running scared - all mouth and no trousers lol

mine looks like something from scrapheap challange :D

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Got me 400 grit paper today but I'm still waiting for my handle blanks !!!!!!!!

Matt what's the next blade going to be as I have been loving this one . The hardest part is getting all the gear and tool together to do it . Now I feel a little bit more set up . I will be sending mine back to you Monday Matt ok will pm:)

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nice thread, i'd be a total novice at his but i'll give it a go next time you run this

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