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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    The gloss finish you're getting these days is unbelievable!

    Thanks Dave! The pictures look OK but trust me that in person the handles look so much better and the feel is smooth as silk. It's been awhile since I've been this happy with the results I'm getting so having you comment really makes my day.

    What I'm doing is finishing the handles to a high gloss by hand and then applying a blend of polymerizing oils in several layers to get the look I'm after. This has taken me about 6 months worth of rehandle work to figure out and I'm just starting to get something I feel is good. I'm after a waterproof, durable, permanent finish.

    There are some woods that this won't work on (like ironwood) so for that I use a non-drying oil satin finish instead. I may also chose not to go with the high shine on some other woods too (like thuya burl) and I'll either do the satin ironwood thing or a combo of the two. It comes down to sometimes some woods look better satin low gloss where others look good high gloss.

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    Just finished up on this wa to western conversion for Matus. Rosewood burl, African Blackwood, and copper accents.
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    Sick!!
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    Dave, that is just ... wow! Thank you so much. I can not wait to see it in person! I hope my wife will like it too.


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    Sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matus View Post
    Dave, that is just ... wow! Thank you so much. I can not wait to see it in person! I hope my wife will like it too.


    That's all your design their Matus, you have good taste.

    I'm glad you like it though, enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    Sick!!
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    Sweet!

    Thanks guys

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    Beautiful handle Dave.
    Congrats Matus. I am betting your Wife will love it.
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    Mark, in the case that rosewood looks familiar - than you are indeed correct. It is one of the two absolutely stunning pieces I got from you few months back. I have one more that will be used on some very special knife one day.

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    Nice choice of wood. Looks fantastic!

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