Whats the best and way to remove nicks from the shaft?
Thanks for your help George

Ball up some wet tissue (warm or hot water) and put it directly on the nick, sort of like what you do when you cut yourself shaving. Leave it on about 30 seconds or so, to let the wood swell to fill in the nicks. Then burnish the area with a leather strip or something equally smooth. Steam from a teakettle is NOT recommended, although it's commonly suggested; that doesn't focus the heat/moisture correctly, and really just makes that entire section of the shaft swell. Hope this helps, GF
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