02-23-2013, 09:56 AM
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This was a piece done for a competition of who could take the rattiest razor and transform it into a useable blade. You know, one that really should be tossed.
I resculpted the blade, had the hollow grind sweep back into and along the spine and added an etch of a Hump Backed Whale on the face.
I made the blue acrylic, then cut it out into the shape of the whale and carved it to resemble the features seen on a whale.
I didn't use a hinge pin because it would have ruined the look of the head of the whale.
Interestingly I designed it so the tail of the blade echoed the shape of the tail of the whale.
Just a fun whimsical piece.

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 02-23-2013, 10:07 AM
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That is awesome looking!

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 02-23-2013, 10:12 AM
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That's great. I think it's one of my favorites that you've done.

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 02-23-2013, 10:17 AM
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  • Agravic
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Wow! Incredible work ... very nice!

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 02-23-2013, 10:18 AM
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  • Snuff
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You sir are a real artist!

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 02-23-2013, 10:25 AM
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  • geezer
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Mark, as one who gives extra attention to the problem children, I love that razor!
~Richard

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 02-23-2013, 11:01 AM
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You are very talented...that looks great! Reminds me of the Whaler's Village in Maui.

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 02-23-2013, 11:34 AM
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Great creation Mark - unreal as always. Is it true this was made while blindfolded with one hand in a cast and the Bee Gees thumping in the background?Wink

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 02-23-2013, 11:36 AM
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  • tgutc
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Wow, that is really neat.

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 02-23-2013, 12:06 PM
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Thanks guys. It's always a fun piece when it comes up in rotation.
I made a mild version with the same etch on the blade as a working prototype. On this one as well I made the acrylic and it was also a trashed blade. Resculpted the tip into more of a Spanish point, thinned down the shaft, swept the bottom into more of an arc where your thumb will lay etc...Just playing.

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Gee,, you're going to hate me for having so much fun with this imgur thingy.

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 02-23-2013, 12:52 PM
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  • OldDog23
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both razors.....just amazing !

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 02-24-2013, 05:15 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Mark

Call me Ishmael.

Simply stunning workmanship Clap

Blade restoration and re-shaping is a work of art.

The scales are gorgeous, full of sweeping curves and do the job of bringing the re-shaped blade together perfectly.

Take care, Mike

(02-23-2013, 12:06 PM)mycarver Wrote: I made a mild version with the same etch on the blade as a working prototype. On this one as well I made the acrylic and it was also a trashed blade. Resculpted the tip into more of a Spanish point, thinned down the shaft, swept the bottom into more of an arc where your thumb will lay etc...Just playing.

Hi Mark

"Just playing" you say. I say, "Play some more, in fact play a lot more", if that's the end result.

I like the look of that acrylic, do you have a name for it?

Lovely work on the blade, love the look of those little curves you put in here and there Thumbsup

(02-23-2013, 12:06 PM)mycarver Wrote: Gee,, you're going to hate me for having so much fun with this imgur thingy.

Not me! the more fun you and others have with posting images, the more fun I have visiting and using this site...

Take care, Mike

Edit: Fixed smilie.

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 02-24-2013, 05:38 PM
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Thanks Mike.
The acrylic is called "Benevolent Blue" because that's the name of the Ink I used to create it. And it looks like a Blue Whale. Sometimes it all just comes together.

The other razor? Dunno'. I just started playing until I liked what I saw. Originally shot for an Amber but I strayed. I'm thinking of revisiting the Amber look and maybe putting a real insect in it as true Amber does. A bit funky for sure but I could deal with it.

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 02-24-2013, 05:54 PM
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  • mikeperry
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(02-24-2013, 05:38 PM)mycarver Wrote: The acrylic is called "Benevolent Blue" because that's the name of the Ink I used to create it. And it looks like a Blue Whale. Sometimes it all just comes together.

The other razor? Dunno'. I just started playing until I liked what I saw. Originally shot for an Amber but I strayed. I'm thinking of revisiting the Amber look and maybe putting a real insect in it as true Amber does. A bit funky for sure but I could deal with it.

Hi Mark

It certainly did come together...

I can see "Amber", but as you say you "strayed". It reminded me of smokey, wood-paneled, gentleman clubs found in London... almost smokey, cigar like.

Take care, Mike

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 02-24-2013, 06:58 PM
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Ahhhh,, yeah,,, that's just what I now remember calling it . Smokey Amber Swirl.

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 02-25-2013, 06:51 PM
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I need a whale straight now.

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 03-07-2013, 12:35 PM
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So....Did you win?

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 03-07-2013, 12:42 PM
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Yup! First and Second place.
Then there was a competition for Gold Dollars and I took first through sixth place.
Now I'm judging the contests.

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 03-07-2013, 01:38 PM
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wow! congrats- well earned.

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 03-10-2013, 05:41 AM
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  • oscar11
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Just....outstanding!

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