Old Remington mod

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Re: Old Remington mod

Postby Meridian_Mike » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:07 pm

orvet wrote:
The other thing is don’t give up a project that you think is a wash out, especially when it’s just a cosmetic issue. You can even accent a flaw and make a knife look better. The process of struggling with really tough issues and finishing the knife is where I learned some of my best skills. Go ahead and finish out knives with the cosmetic issues that you think are insurmountable. You will learn new skills and techniques to overcome problems.

I guess the common theme in both of these is learning. People that are lifelong learners can do well with hobby of knife repair.


I have a bad habit of saying "to heck with this mess" and walking away. BUT... the last 2 knives I have done have taught me to stay with it and finish. Even if there is a blaring flaw that I see as soon as I pick up that knife..... Now, I will at least finish and learn from the mistake.

Thanks Dale..... you are a big help to all knife mechanics!

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Re: Old Remington mod

Postby orvet » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:22 pm

Meridian_Mike wrote:
I have a bad habit of saying "to heck with this mess" and walking away. BUT... the last 2 knives I have done have taught me to stay with it and finish. Even if there is a blaring flaw that I see as soon as I pick up that knife..... Now, I will at least finish and learn from the mistake.

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That's a great lesson!
It seems like the about half of the knives I work on go through an ugly stage just before I finish them. They aren't looking like I envisioned and I want to toss them. But slowly they come to life and sometimes they wait until the final polish before the transition happens and they look good, usually better than I had envisioned!
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Re: Old Remington mod

Postby Winchester M21 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:12 pm

OK I guess I'll go ahead and finish the 6318 I got mad at!!! :lol:
Life is too short to carry an ugly knife!!
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Re: Old Remington mod

Postby Meridian_Mike » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:18 pm

Winchester M21 wrote:OK I guess I'll go ahead and finish the 6318 I got mad at!!! :lol:


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Get on it!!

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Re: Old Remington mod

Postby orvet » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:55 pm

Winchester M21 wrote:OK I guess I'll go ahead and finish the 6318 I got mad at!!! :lol:



It may surprise you Shawn, it might end up being one of your favorites when you're through with it.
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