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    Have Canode upped their game yet?

    Probably more to do with where you live than the canode as it definitely does have corrosion issues in places with year round humidity like we have where I and others live. It won’t stop me from using it as not having blue stained hands far outweighs the very slight corrosion it causes in the...
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    Learning to scrape - with help from Richard King

    Sounds good. I’ve actually been thinking the same thing in as far as a different project. I didn’t end up liking the magic marker method. It takes too long to lay out and it doesn’t differentiate between the darker and lighter blue spots - because it seems to me even within the realm of...
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    Learning to scrape - with help from Richard King

    Some spotting work. Used a method I saw Keith do to mark the polished high spots with marker to make them easier to see. Not a bad technique but I’ll save it for when I’m at a much higher ppi. For now I’ll go with just hitting the darkest blue ones. And a clean plate pic - scraped surfaces are...
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    Have Canode upped their game yet?

    Yes that’s it - definitely not rusty - but just something odd going on down in the pores that’s not rust exactly but definitely isn’t just leftover color. In any case it’s not really severe or difficult to deal with in any way. Just an interesting sidebar.
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    Have Canode upped their game yet?

    It’s some sort of corrosion because I had to scrub lightly with a grey scotchbrite. If it was oil just wiping would take care of it like it does the rest.
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    Have Canode upped their game yet?

    Yeah rust is not really the right word for it. It’s more of a mark left by the blue spots - it’s like you can still see the spots but all the blue is gone - I assume some small amount of corrosion in the pores of the iron. But acetone removes it pretty easily and it only happens if I leave the...
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    Learning to scrape - with help from Richard King

    That works. I squeezed two tubes of Charbonnel Aqua Wash Black Luxe into a lidded container and put it in a small dehydrator for a week. It’s been sitting in the cabinet for probably six months since and is very firm - almost wax like. It’s what I use for roughing and for spotting highliter. For...
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    Learning to scrape - with help from Richard King

    Two more passes. Officially moving to spotting. Going to use some Charbonnel black I dried out as a highlighter then polish on a clean granite plate to shine the high spots and see if that helps them stand out more.
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    Have Canode upped their game yet?

    Makes sense. Probably why it plays so well with the Charbonnel.
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    Learning to scrape - with help from Richard King

    Never! Lifetime achievement award 😂
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    Learning to scrape - with help from Richard King

    Four more passes and the method paid off. Now pretty good everywhere. Going to take a closer look and maybe one or two more passes on the heavier areas before going to spotting.
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    Have Canode upped their game yet?

    Have you tried mixing it equally with Charbonnel as Richard suggests? I’ve never had any need for windex doing that. Also it wasn’t so much rust as it was a discoloration where the blue spots would remain after I cleaned the plate - but without blue.
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    Takisawa Lathe Rebuild Plan

    Looks a bit low in the center band and definitely a couple holes where you mentioned going too deep but seems to be progressing nicely. I would continue roughing down the blue areas, skipping over holes until you have a pattern over the whole thing. Wouldn’t hurt to take some measurements with a...
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    Have Canode upped their game yet?

    Agreed. I noticed the same thing after only a few days leaving it on. So I clean it off after each run of scraping with kerosene which leaves a bit of oil behind and protects it.
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    Learning to scrape - with help from Richard King

    My self administered reset is coming back into focus. Messed it up doing too many passes now bringing it back. What I mean is I think I took too many passes on my modified step scraping and I ended up with holes - at one point the whole middle went to very pale blue/no blue and the edges had...
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    Learning to scrape - with help from Richard King

    On another thread Richard was discussing highlighter colors. I chimed in and also mentioned I wanted to try a 50/50 mix of canode red and Charbonnel Aqua Wash Sanguine. I did tonight and it really works well. One spritz of windex on the plate and spread around. I’m certain if I use a roller it...
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    Have Canode upped their game yet?

    I think I have a new highlighter. A 50/50 mix of canode red and Charbonnel Aqua Wash Sanguine. One big spritz of windex on the plate then spread the mix around. My LED lights make it look like there’s still glare but in person it’s totally matte and the blue really pops.
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    Have Canode upped their game yet?

    I have the new Canode from Artco in Blue, Yellow, and Red. I find it works very well and doesn't dry out on my through multiple spottings - I also have Dykem and Stuart's on hand as well as a wasted purchase of the terrible greasy water blue mentioned before. For the Canode Blue, I put out a...
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    Learning to scrape - with help from Richard King

    Yes I've watched several of his videos. Very good content and obviously was taught well...
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    Learning to scrape - with help from Richard King

    That's a good visualization - basically what I did. I also find that it's really important to sort of "get my mind right" about a pass before I make it - and not to just start scraping and decide on the fly what to scrape and what not to. Taking a few minutes to wipe off the grey blue and really...
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