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Username Post: Desert Ironwood Burl and Oxidation.        (Topic#929586)
BILLB OKC
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02-06-13 08:02.36 - Post#2530096    



I have several older knives with desert ironwood burl scales and they are almost black. The only way to see the beautiful grain is to wipe the handle with a damp rag.

What is the best way to remove the oxidation (if that is what it is) short of sending them to the spa.

I have a jewelers buffer from my old shop. I thought about polishing the handles with a little red rouge that I used on gold and then wax the handles with paste wax or bees wax.

What does Mike use?

Any thoughts or suggestions?

thank you, very much
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02-06-13 08:05.16 - Post#2530097    


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They should polish right up again.

Wax them after You buff them.
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02-06-13 08:11.45 - Post#2530099    


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Thanks, Mike
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02-06-13 08:45.21 - Post#2530104    


    In response to BILLB OKC

Before and after a good buffing and some wax.















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02-06-13 08:51.55 - Post#2530107    


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Big Mike, the first picture is what mine look like.
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02-06-13 09:09.18 - Post#2530115    


    In response to BILLB OKC

Is there a good way to do this by hand?
 
ridnovir
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02-06-13 09:46.58 - Post#2530125    


    In response to Westy

I was thinking to use #OOO steel wool and then beeswax
 
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02-06-13 10:25.00 - Post#2530138    


    In response to ridnovir

0000 Steel Wool. It's one of the final stages I employ when doing handles, right before buffing.

Bill, Red "Jewelers" Rouge isn't the best to use.
Blue or White would be better, imo.
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02-06-13 11:39.33 - Post#2530162    


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This is the reply to this question that I was waiting for....Thanks Russ

  • mack1 Said:
0000 Steel Wool. It's one of the final stages I employ when doing handles, right before buffing.

Bill, Red "Jewelers" Rouge isn't the best to use.
Blue or White would be better, imo.


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02-06-13 13:12.37 - Post#2530185    


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Russ,
I couldn't find the red so I used white. I don't think I have any blue. After much buffing, polishing and wax I ended up with very shiny "black" desert ironwood burl.

I'll try again in the morning.
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