Hey guys, you have all been helpful so far....I got another issue hopefully some of you may have an answer for. I hand sanded this knife from 150g to 800g grit for two days, heat treated last night then began sanding with 320 and worked my way up to 2000g.
So, problem number one: I have sanded till my fingers were bloody and I cant get rid of these sanding marks. I cross each grit and sand until the previous marks are gone, but even at 2000 I am getting these "scratches"? What am I doing wrong? I think these were left by the 2000g
Problem two: I got the bright idea that all I needed to do was buff these out, so I went to Harbor Freight and bought a buffer that came with a "buffing wheel", Picked up some green compound as well.
I turned it on and I thought it was gonna rattle the bolts loose. After it got to full speed and settled down a bit I loaded the wheel up with the green compound and reluctantly began to try and buff the scratch marks out...well, it made things worse..it is a cloth wheel and seemed rather hard...does this buffer suck? Did I use the wrong type of wheel? How do I fix this?
Thanks for any help you guys can offer....