02-22-2013, 08:39 PM
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The blade polished out to a mirror finish on this razor. I decided not to do the 'resto' route. Instead I built scales out of Pink Ivory with faux Ivory inserts. Also as part of the scales I added brass liners only where the black Buffalo Horn wedge would go.
The intersection of the line from the ivory insert, the brass, the black wedge as well as the end of the blade all intersect at the same point.
The scales were book matched and the ivory inserts also match across the top and bottom of the scales.
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I have to admit,, and apologize for fussing over hitting a limit with the photos. As I said I wasn't aware of these things.
So after 3 failed attempts to get photos on here I think I got the hang of it.
And seeing that I seemed to have now done it correctly I would venture to say it's less cumbersome than it was previously.
So again, I apologize for my ignorance. Please forgive me.

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 02-22-2013, 08:55 PM
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  • MickToley
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Beautiful work. I am really loving those scales.

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 02-22-2013, 10:04 PM
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  • Kavik79
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Love the design on this one Biggrin
And glad you got the image issue figured out, would hate to have missed your future projects!

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 02-22-2013, 10:47 PM
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Thanks Mick,,
And Kavik , thank you. And I'm sorry if I came across as being a fool.
I guess I'm a bit timid and ignorant about computers and I was thinking I'd screw something up or it would take so much effort and time to simply upload some photos and go.
I was wrong. As I said,, this seems even easier. Click that little "i" thingy and I was good to go.
I guess I'm not going anywhere. I'll be back. And If I run into difficulties I know who I'm going to call!

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 02-23-2013, 02:12 AM
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  • Kavik79
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haha I never thought you sounded like a fool, I didn't even realize you were that bothered about the whole thing until seeing you mention it again in this thread. If I came across sounding condescending, making you feel I thought that of you, it certainly wasn't intentional!
We each have our own gifts and, likewise, our own challenges.....imagine how boring the world would be if we were all only good at the same things!
But, yes, absolutely, if you have any further questions......feel free to give MikePerry a call! Tongue
(I kid, but seriously, he was more help than I was. I just gave generic background info, he was good enough to get the details you needed Biggrin)

Either way, think no more about it, keep providing us with plenty of good ol' razor porn to drool over and I'm sure we'll all be happy Thumbup

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 02-23-2013, 04:40 AM
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Very nice.
Did you pin it at the bottom of the "V" so the ivory wouldn't split there?

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 02-23-2013, 05:40 AM
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That is incredibly nice looking! That is the first set of scales I have seen with an insert like that. Very imaginative.

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 02-23-2013, 09:34 AM
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Thanks guys.
The reason for the pin at the base of the "Ivory" was for my benefit. There isn't any risk of the faux ivory cracking.
I've done this style before for a client where I had the V shaped insert without the pin. Cleaning out that very tiny bottom of the V cut was a pain to keep it neat and clean.
In this case having the bottom of the V cut end in a hole as it did made it much easier to shear the edges of the wood clean using just a skew chisel or an Xacto blade.

On this blade though as you can see I kept the V complete without the pin,, but I also eliminated the wedge pin as well. It's hidden. Cool Huh?

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 02-24-2013, 04:40 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Mark

Beautiful work on the blade restoration and those scales have a nice number of little details, very! classy Thumbsup

No apology needed or expected, plus it's good to hear the new imgur plug-in is working nicely for you (and others).

Now I have a cheeky request, could you please return to this thread and post the remaining photos, so we can see the completed razor? Thank you Smile

Take care, Mike

(02-23-2013, 09:34 AM)mycarver Wrote: On this blade though as you can see I kept the V complete without the pin,, but I also eliminated the wedge pin as well. It's hidden. Cool Huh?

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Hi Mark

Very! cool Clap

Guess, the wedge pin is hidden under the (faux) ivory "V" inlay detail?

Take care, Mike

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 02-24-2013, 04:46 PM
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  • Johnny
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Mark, you have outdone yourself on this one. Just stunning.

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 02-27-2013, 11:12 PM
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Thanks everyone!
And Mike,, yes , the pin is hidden under the inlay.

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