Clean-up Time Again....Pflueger 2857

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Clean-up Time Again....Pflueger 2857

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Here's another one...hope this isn't boring anyone. On this one though, I still have to make a replacement knob. I'm thinkin' Elk Antler, just for kicks and giggles.

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dam, that's gorgeous...nice job, Rick! :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Thank You...Mr. President. Sorry...always wanted to say that. :wink:
Guess it's time to deviate and develop another area. Maybe my people skills?

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Rick,

Great job .I wonder how many more would have been sold if they looked this good when new.

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That's an interesting point Ray. I don't feel to bad about "over-doing" the luster from the, "original condition when sold" senario. The condition they are in when I get 'em, is poor. Left alone, they'd have a short life-span. Cleaned to original patina, add 30 years. Highly buffed, add 60/70 years.

The original patina will return eventually. The way I see it is, these give our grandchildren and great-grandchildren something to collect that's even better and older than what we're finding. Maybe future Treasure Hunt material, for the next generations :?:
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Rick,

I think an average person would hardly look at the reel in the first photo but couldn't take their eyes off the polished one . A lot of time and effort for a fine job of resurrection.
If somebody wanted the old look , a dunk in saltwater and leave it unwashed for a month ,maybe.

You could be onto a good idea with the Pflueger handle material . Can't see antler melting away.

Ray

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Well...Since the reel is in pretty good condition overall, I decided not to play around with the original configuration. So I scavenged a knob off of an Oceanic 200 Nickle plated parts reel. Knocked the grasp out, stole the knob, ground the knob end down a tiny bit, reset the grasp rod with the donor knob on it, peened it in, ground it a bit on the back-side, ran it across the infamous buffing wheel...and ya can't tell the difference from original.

Unfortunately, my website isn't cooperating tonight...so no pics yet.

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Here's the pics of the newly installed knob...(the reel is the donor)

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Rick,

Thanks for the show and tell .Good explanation on how to fix a handle.
Nice one for the display.
Ray

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wow

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Thanks Chris...tis fun to clean 'em up a bit. Gives them life.

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