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Is it still flocking if
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: September 28, 2019 06:22PM

you use granulated cork instead of flock? using the contained flock technique you can easiily cover your core with cork grains then just sand down to the smoothness you desire..no pits or glue lines in the handle, kind of a burl look but alot less costly to make..i want to try sawdust next..so many different kinds of wood dust..give it a try and report back.

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Re: Is it still flocking if
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: September 28, 2019 06:55PM

Interesting idea.

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Re: Is it still flocking if
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: September 28, 2019 07:38PM

actually, Tom, you planted the idea when once many years ago you mentioned trying granulated cork to make grips but you didn,t go into it other than saying you tried but when contained flocking came along i just had to try it, and it worked, no problems..i don,t know how durable it is, though the grips so far seem tough..also, just down the road from me is a company called Maryland Cork who is the only maker of granulated cork in America..so getting free cork samples was no problem..lol.

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Re: Is it still flocking if
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (72.239.229.---)
Date: September 29, 2019 01:15PM

I have used medium grit sandpaper to sand, um, beverage corks and collected and saved the cork dust. I blended this cork dust with flexible 2-part epoxy into a very thick paste and used a dental trowel to fill pits in cork rod grips, using the trowel to pack the pits tightly with paste and level the surface of the patch. I used a soft cloth saturated with acetone to wipe the area around the patch clean of excess paste. These patches look better than any commercial filler I have found and outlasted them too - for years.

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Re: Is it still flocking if
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: October 02, 2019 06:23PM

Phil, that,s the main benefit of making cork grips in this manner..no pits in the cork and no glue lines just a smooth as you make it handle.

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Re: Is it still flocking if
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: October 15, 2019 10:07AM

an interesting affect is to dye the epoxy a color before brushing it onto the urethane core..i,ve been using red mostly to get a red cedar look in the cork..it depends on how far you sand to get more red to leak through..also a dyed epoxy makes it easier to see any thin spots as you brush it on the urethane..

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