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Old 08-03-2007, 05:56 PM
jim graham jim graham is offline
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Help With big Horn Sheep Scales

Hey Guy's,

I just used my frist Big Horn Sheep on a folder and buffed them with Jaackson 51 white.

Before I clean them with something that might harm the horn. Could a couple of you

pass on what is safe to clean the lower surface areas with. I promes to post a picture

when its complete.

Thanks JIm

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Old 08-03-2007, 08:00 PM
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i wish i could help
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:13 PM
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I've always uses tooth paste and a toothbrush(stiff bristle or hard).Not alot of water.All of the knives I did were fairly large and I like that natural horn look.Other people may have a better method.

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Old 08-03-2007, 10:09 PM
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I have buffed them, finished out with sandpaper, beginning with 600 grit and going up in grit with sandpaper. I usually hit the buff as a last measure.
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Old 08-04-2007, 11:10 PM
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Thanks Guy's,

Your feed back did help and I will try your experiance and idea's. I've been looking at Ed Fowlers book in the mean time and from the pictures I looked at in their; I think I'll take the horn down a little thinner.

Right now I'm about .250 at the butt of the folder and tapering towards the bolsters with a chamfer right at the bolster. I'll go a little thiner and still have quit a bit of ruff grove
left for natural beautie. This time I'll sand to finish and use the tooth brush to clean before
I remove any material.

thanks Jim

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