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Well it’s a little wonky but it’s is a natty haha . One frame I don’t have is a natural pfs so thought I give it a go. I hind sight I should flattened out the forks first than drilled my hole not sure I can get it to much better . Maybe take some more off the throat of the right side on the shooters side . But it has grown on me it’s bin in and out the burn box couple times but I keep pulling it out and doing more work ???? it’s definitely going to be one of a kind good or bad I going to finish it . Cheers guys I don’t normally fly by the seat of my pant but I am winging it
 

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If you'll notice: not every pickle in the jar is absolutely perfect.
I wish I could cry band groves like that. I think that your well on your way to success my friend.
Nice one!
thanks Joe ! For band grooves I have bin using a pull saw just a cheap one from princess auto I am guess it's a lot like harbour freight. But works well
 

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Thanks Darrel ! Here’s how things r going . I wash off every grit just because oak will fell smooth but u wash Off with warm water than gain will pop up for what ever reason . I do some finishing tomorrow with any luck . Here some pics sitting at 400 and stopping ???? till some finish goes on
 

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Thats a really nice piece, I love the grain pattern and the smooth sanding. That crack at the bottom though gives me some worry.
thanks man . I got a thin piece of shim stock think it was .05 mm very think and I packed the two cracks with 2 part epoxy . The cracks r not going anywhere if u think about it not really any different than glueing wood together . I made a lot of scaled frames with oak scales and 10mm plywood core never had a problem. It sucks that the cracks r there but this is just a first run natural pfs natty for me . I never really got the shape I was hoping for to start and the cracks . I never sell or trade it to anyone it's mine and if I ever noticed the cracks moving up the handle I just stop using it but that ever happenings is very unlikely. Haha just Wait for my second try it be a better piece of wood .
 

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Wood filler should do the trick to hide those, and stop it from moving further. It's not like you will be jumping on it though so no worries.
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dang I never even thought about wood filler opps . I packed them with epoxy and already had frame in a bag of tung oil for 12 hours it's hanging to dry now . Think I might do in ca so it will be bullet proof anyway with character lol .Thanks m8
 

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Ya gflex is good stuff but it’s very expensive I only use that on special stuff . I use dollar store crazy glue just put some nitrate gloves on and spread around frame let cure do that about 8 times and don’t breath or touch with skin u will get a white spot . After u build up start sanding back I start at 320 but sand lite and watch once u get the low spots out keep going up in grits but sand lite . Go to 2000 grit than hit on buffing wheel with green stick it will be as hard as a chickens lips and clear as glass trust me I have done a lot of frames like this .
 

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Well it’s not bad feels good should shoot ok . Think I grab the head torch and try it out ????
 

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