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Squeeze Out

Discussion in 'Fit & Finish' started by ToddR, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    When attaching the handle, I always wipe off any excess epoxy. Also, I always tape the blade before gluing the handle but, invariably, you always get a little bead of squeeze out. This sometimes leaves a little bead of epoxy on the blade that looks icky. How do you guys get rid of that? It can be pretty solid but I dont' want to use any metal tools on the blade to scrape it off. Also, extremely difficult to sand that close to the handle once it's attached. It's been kind of a lingering problem for me. Sometimes i can avoid it, sometimes not.

    What do you guys do?
     
  2. parker

    parker Active Member

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    I read somewhere that Dan posted, thy he uses a brass rod that is ground to a chisel point and it scrapes the glue off with out wrecking the steel. I tried it and it works great. 3/8" rod is what I used. I will also very carefully use a scalpe blade and lightly run it along the handle where the glue is so it's separated. This might not be nessassary though
     
  3. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Brass rod eh? Hmmm... sounds like a great idea. It doesn't leave marks on the steel at all? That's really cool. I will try it.
     
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  4. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    Get a can of contact cement remover and a box of Q tips . Once you have you scales clamped on dip a Q tip it the remover and wipe it off the glue then dry it with the other end . One pass should do it. If not wet a second one and repeat you don't need a lot of remover on your Q tip .
     
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