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Fitting Guards by Rob Brown
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Once sufficiently shaped, sand against the disc sander, using 220, 400, 800 and 1200 grit flatting paper - max. 1000 r.p.m. Always work across the top of the disc as shown, with the blade held in the right and then the left hand. Your free hand to support and apply pressure to the knife closer to the guard than shown, so that your temporary soft wood pommel lightly trails on the disc just to steady the knife and does not sand away. Be careful not to let the blade touch the edges of the disc.
 
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Your guard now complete you can start preparing your handle material.
 
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