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    How to fill the void on the handle

    Hello all,

    I just received my new A type Gyuto,
    And I found out there has some void(holes) in the unfinished sealing handle.
    Any advise which epoxy or material I can use to filling it?

    Thanks a lot in advance!


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    You can use quick set epoxy. Mix some, and put it in a baggie, cut the very edge, and pipe it in place. Epoxy can be messy, but is easily cleaned with acetone.

    I however, would just use a little wax.
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    +1 for Wax,
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    If you have soft wax (wax/mineral oil mixture) you can force it deeper into the hole. Epoxy would work, but messy (use rubbing alcohol to clean) and would set handle permanently (to remove it, you would have to destroy it).

    If you use candle wax, you can try drip the melted wax at the area and force it in while it's warm.

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    Chris and Von,

    Thanks for advise and help,
    Do you guys meant use little wax after filling the epoxy or just use only wax to filling it at all?
    And what kind of wax should I use,
    sorry for these stupid silly questions, because I got no ideal about it.

    Thanks so much!

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    Marko,

    Thanks for detail reply .
    I think I will use epoxy to filling it then.
    Because I want permanently seal it to prevent water leaking to inside when I washing and cleaning it .
    And I want a harden sealing but I doubt wax will does the job? So it's seem use the epoxy will be only choice.

    Thanks again for you help!

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    acra glass or the original West systems epoxy can be mixed and put into a 10cc syringe. The type the PHarmacy gives out to dispense liquid medicine to infants. then a cyanoacrylate applicator tip on the syringe will let you sqeeze either of these two glues way down into the holes. http://www.shop4glue.com/glue-applic...long-751-p.asp I buy them at hobbie zone.

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    Bill,

    Thanks so much for the helpful information.
    I will get it and give a try.

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamwalker View Post
    Bill,

    Thanks so much for the helpful information.
    I will get it and give a try.

    Thank you!
    you are welcome. Just remember to get regular acra glass or the original west system. you can get enough acra glass for just a couple of knives in a kit for glass bedding rifles, from most sporting good stores for like 15-20 bucks also the kit has black and brown dye for coloring the epoxy. there is also some other things in the kit that you probably won't use. the little kits are not cost effective if you will be doing more than just a couple of knives. if you plan on doing more than just a few you can get just the resin and hardener from Brownell's. here is the kit.
    http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-to...-prod1033.aspx

    the resin and hardener is farther down the page, 28oz resin and 7oz hardener. 10cc syringes work great for measuring and dispensing the resin and hardener ie.. 4cc resin 1cc hardener. just make sure to use seperate syringes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burke View Post
    you are welcome. Just remember to get regular acra glass or the original west system. you can get enough acra glass for just a couple of knives in a kit for glass bedding rifles, from most sporting good stores for like 15-20 bucks also the kit has black and brown dye for coloring the epoxy. there is also some other things in the kit that you probably won't use. the little kits are not cost effective if you will be doing more than just a couple of knives. if you plan on doing more than just a few you can get just the resin and hardener from Brownell's. here is the kit.
    http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-to...-prod1033.aspx

    the resin and hardener is farther down the page, 28oz resin and 7oz hardener. 10cc syringes work great for measuring and dispensing the resin and hardener ie.. 4cc resin 1cc hardener. just make sure to use seperate syringes.

    Dear Bill,

    I truly appreciate of you kindly helps and useful detail information.
    I just plan to do on one knife for now, so will order an small kit.

    But I may plan on to rehandle of this knife......maybe

    Thank you so much!
    God bless you!
    Sincerely

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