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It's been a while since I've posted on this. So I figure its time for an update. Still kicking but not near as high, more heart issues. My Dr's have discovered a leaky heart valve. As they stated nothing to worry about as its minor. However in my profesion as an Auto service tech for quite a number of years. When a problem is found it is usually recommended to fix it. A bad/leaky valve cause's a decrease in performance and other possible issues on an Auto and the Heart is you might say is the bodys engine
So I'm a bit concerned, as I do tire a bit more quickly than before and that curtails my activity much more than I would like for it too. However such is life. We are here for just a short time. So as I like to say when my ticket gets punched, its time to go. The body stays and the Soul/Spirit moves on.
And now for more upbeat things. I've not added very many knives to my collection for some time as I'm more in to keeping those I use sharp. I enjoy using a sharp knife as the blade will cut what ever I'm using it for with very little effort and unfortunly myself every once in a great while. The last episode cost me 6 stiches about two years ago.
My project 317 Buck is still looking ok although I've thought about perhaps refinishing the scales with an epoxy finish for more of a shine to them. I originaly used a clear semigloss polyurethane for the finish and although it looks ok. I think about a refinish with clear epoxy or perhaps a clear high gloss polyurethane.
When I was working on it shaping the wood scales. The thought occured to me about doing a complete refinish on it and making it look new. I have used this knife since 1986 when I found it with one scale gone and used it that way for far to many years until I broke the blade tip off of the main blade.
As I was thinking about doing a complete refinish on it. It occured to me that I would be removing the visible history of the knifes history with me and I could not do it. So it remains with the marks and scars along with the new scales. My solution for a pretty Buck 317............ ebay........ it looks almost pristine........... Enough rambling for now............ WallyG.
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