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The wood is soft and the tree is homely but the figure is quite nice. I’m picturing the grips finished with oil or a satin urethane - very sharp.
 
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That is correct. I tried it one time and that was the last time. The diamonds never come to a sharp point.
I've put sharp diamonds on fir. Flood the wood with 50/50 acetone/CA glue (outside) . Dry for 1/2 hour or so. Make a pass in each direction and flood again. Repeat until done. Do a final flood with full strength thin CA mopped in with a pipecleaner and dry for a high gloss finish. A final very light pass with a fine cutter will reduce the gloss if desired.

I routinely topcoat with CA when I re-cut the checkering on trap guns (which typically have a high gloss finish). The checkering grips like broken glass and
wears like iron relative to untreated checkering, which is important since you can only do a limited number of recuts without recessing the panel.
 

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I've put sharp diamonds on fir. Flood the wood with 50/50 acetone/CA glue (outside) . Dry for 1/2 hour or so. Make a pass in each direction and flood again. Repeat until done. Do a final flood with full strength thin CA mopped in with a pipecleaner and dry for a high gloss finish. A final very light pass with a fine cutter will reduce the gloss if desired.

I routinely topcoat with CA when I re-cut the checkering on trap guns (which typically have a high gloss finish). The checkering grips like broken glass and
wears like iron relative to untreated checkering, which is important since you can only do a limited number of recuts without recessing the panel.
Interesting process for sure
 
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