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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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One way to take that piece we would normally set aside and burn. Then turn it into a nice shooter, I like it a lot!!!
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ya u dig it that's awesome do u shoot pfs I seem to shoot ott and pfs the most
I do, I can't help my self I start to find that is my go to shooter. It feels super rewarding to hit Target with a pickle fork for some reason lolz.

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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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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
I recently learned about G-flex. You can go over the whole thing with a thin layer. It will not cover or change the finish and harden your catty.
 

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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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