filework question

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This might seem like a remedial question, but I have just started to do filework on my knives and I have no idea on how to keep the epoxy out of the filework as the handles and spacers are put on. Can someone help out a beginner?
 

SharpByCoop

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Hi there,

Welcome to Bladeforums. A valid question, indeed. But... wrong forum to get a good answer.

Try asking (or this may get moved) to the Shoptalk forum. That's where these type questions get asked.

Coop
 
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Acetone or white vinegar and a toothbrush. Just don't wait too long!

Cheers,

Terry L. Vandeventer
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3M (#08984) also makes an adhesive cleaner thats works well.
It's used a lot in car restoration because if dissolves most adhesives but doesn't harm or remove color from vinyl or leather. I've used it successfully with a swab in cases where I had a new knife with a little adhesive seep around the guard/ferrule.
 
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Some will use vasoline to fill the filework then glue the handle. Then you can wipe the vasoline out after it has set up. Mike
 
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