I had more beads in my stash than I remembered....whoo hoo ⭐️ I have matched them with some vintage buckles and with the design of the Castlecliff bracelets advertised in the 1950s in mind I shall be busy for a while 🤗
When it turned out so lovely that your annoyed you didn't take a before photo lol this piece was sitting in a garage w dirt and random gardening tools piled on top for many years. It was covered in different patchy layers of random old paint... some layers thicker than others. A cleanup, 2 coats of paint stripper, some scraping and couple runs with the sander(2 diff grits). All she needs now is a stain & a clear coat.... but what stain that is the question?! 😄✌ #woodwork#newlife#refinish#diy#powertools#happyplace#dayintheworkshop#peacefulmornings#woodtray
We have cleaned and restored hundreds of indian blades and have come across a few that display differential heat treats similar to a hamon on Japanese blades. It isnt extremely common but it is interesting to know that this technique was practiced in the Indian subcontinent.
Apologies regarding the poor image but if you look carefully you will see it on the edge. This particular blade came from a Mughal arsenal.