I thought about using linseed oil but I think I’m going to use a gun stock oil and then wax. I’ve done a couple of stacked leather handles and enjoy the process.I can’t wait to see that when it’s done! I love stacked leather. What do you use for a finish? I use boiled linseed oil, I like the way it turns the handle black after a while.
Back on Bob Dozier's guard soldering, I use Stay Clean flux with silver solder and my wire is 1/8 round. i take it to my bench block and beat it almost flat. i have maybe a 1/32 edge touching and dip in the flux previous to touch the hot guard. A lot less mess to clean up afterwards. I have a piece of 3/16 brass rod that I grind to a chisel edge to cut solder off.