Flaking?

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Flaking?

Post by picklocksrock » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:31 pm

My brand new Walt Latama blonde horn started to bubble and crack/flake near outside of button? Any suggestions Bill. I’ve never seen this happen before.
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Re: Flaking?

Post by sammy the blade » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:14 pm

Boy does that suck. Hope Bill can help you out with it!

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Re: Flaking?

Post by Bill DeShivs » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:51 pm

I can disassemble the knife stabilize the scale where it's moving/cracking, and open the hole a little.
Or - you can leave it alone.
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Re: Flaking?

Post by john » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:52 am

Hi Bill,
I can see from the photo where the button rubs the top of the button hole which is causing the horn to split and separate. The damage horn may not get any worse, but I agree filling the button hole will stop any additional damage. How would you stabilize the horn? Super glue?
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Re: Flaking?

Post by Bill DeShivs » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:08 am

Yep- super glue. Maybe thin the horn from the bottom if the button is pushing it up.
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Re: Flaking?

Post by Lucentcrow » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:00 am

I had the same problem with my Coricama and the horn above the button was paper thick so when I tried fixing it it just came off like a finger nail, I used superglue mixed with a colour match of the horn and sanded through the grades.

I’m glad bill said he uses super glue and that it’s ok.

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Re: Flaking?

Post by Lucentcrow » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:03 am

Bill

Does horn have to be dried properly like wood or do they use it straight away ?

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Re: Flaking?

Post by Bill DeShivs » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:17 pm

Horn should be dried like wood.
Regardless-like wood- it can lose/absorb moisture and can warp, shrink, or move.
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Re: Flaking?

Post by Lucentcrow » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:25 pm

Bill

Ah thought so, is that why sometimes the blade isn’t in line with the scales liners etc because of movement in the horn ?

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Re: Flaking?

Post by Bill DeShivs » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:35 pm

Sometimes, but that is usually caused by blade pivot holes not being drilled straight.
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Re: Flaking?

Post by Lucentcrow » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:16 pm

Bill

Ah ha got it, cheers again

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