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Cason Hicks

Finish sanding question

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I have a blade that I've pretty much finished to a mirror polish, but after handle mounting/shaping/handling it, it has picked up a few micro scratches in the 3000 grit finish near the bolster. Whats the best way to go about cleaning those up? 

I tried grabbing some 3k grit and working them out, but where my paper stroke has to stop (where blade meets bolster) you can tell I'm not carrying my strokes through like I had when the handle wasn't there. Area is circled in attached pic. I'd really like to NOT mar up my finish. 

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No idea if this would work but could you dip a thin piece of string (dental floss?) in abrasive powder to get into the corner?

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I had a similar problem on a high grit finish blade.  I ended up putting the edge of my sandpaper tight up ahainst the handle, placing a piece of steel over top as a backer, and then drawing it back toward me one stroke at a time.  It took a while, and I had to use a different edge of the sandpaper every couple of strokes, but I was eventually able to get the scratches out and keep the strokes blended with the rest of the blade.

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