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If you ever offer classes in checkering grips, I'm your first student . . .
 
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If you ever offer classes in checkering grips, I'm your first student . . .
You bet! You should see the pile of screwed up grips I have. I find if I am not paying attention, I can run off course quickly. If you ever want to get into it, start on flat pieces of wood, great practice.

Thank you!

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What do use for a finish - oil, varnish, lacquer?
 
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You bet! You should see the pile of screwed up grips I have. I find if I am not paying attention, I can run off course quickly. If you ever want to get into it, start on flat pieces of wood, great practice.

Thank you!

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I hear you. Transitioning to curved surfaces has been my major stumbling block . . .


All I can say is anyone contemplating getting Jon's checkered grips, you are getting a HELL of a bargain for the value added by the effort and skill involved with his checkering. Well worth his asking price and more.

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What do use for a finish - oil, varnish, lacquer?
For my checkered and matte oil grips, I use an oil called Odies oil. Wipe it on let sit for up to two hours , than wipe off. It sets up harder in a few days. For semi gloss grips, I use a precat lacquer.
 

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I hear you. Transitioning to curved surfaces has been my major stumbling block . . .


All I can say is anyone contemplating getting Jon's checkered grips, you are getting a HELL of a bargain for the value added by the effort and skill involved with his checkering. Well worth his asking price and more.

Zoid
Thanks for the compliments.

I am thrilled to see you are well into it. The lines sure look straight and the checkering sharp.

I don't know if you have one, Ramelson has a single line carbide checkering tool. What is nice about it is that it is 5/8" long and stays sharp for a while. The 5/8" length works very well at straightening crooked lines.
 

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Thanks for the compliments.

I am thrilled to see you are well into it. The lines sure look straight and the checkering sharp.

I don't know if you have one, Ramelson has a single line carbide checkering tool. What is nice about it is that it is 5/8" long and stays sharp for a while. The 5/8" length works very well at straightening crooked lines.

I will have to investigate Ramelson. I haven't heard of that brand.

I have been using cutters that I think are hobby grade. Its really difficult to find good instructional information out there. Even UberTube is light on content.

I need to get back to practicing with the cutters I have.
 
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