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Celtic Neckerchief Slide


             Now the slide needs to be sanded. Use a course sand paper to start with. Then progress to a fine grit to finish. The finer the grit the smother the finish.

             Fashion a slide back from some scrap and glue it to the back of the slide.

             The slide can be painted, stained or both. When choosing how to finish your slide don’t forget the color of your neckerchief. Pick colors and stains that will enhance the overall look of your uniform.      

             Finish the slide by applying a good finish. The finish needs to do two things. Protect the surface from the elements and hardens it to resist scrapes and dents. Several coats of a good urethane or spar varnish works best. The oil finishes will protect it from the elements but does little for rough handling