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    Username Post: Desert Ironwood Burl and Oxidation.        (Topic#929586)
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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    


        In response to BILLB OKC

    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    


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    Is there a good way to do this by hand?
     
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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    


        In response to mack1

    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    


        In response to Double Ott

    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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