05-12-2013, 09:46 AM
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This razor is the clients great grandfathers. It came in for a restoration but since the scales it had weren't the originals he decided on some wood. I chose Padauk which I personalized for him and as you can see the lettering is tapered over its length and the tallest is 1/4 inch high. Now it will be passed on to future generations.

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 05-12-2013, 09:56 AM
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  • Obie
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Good show, mycarver. The razor maintains its warm and antique look. The blade is quite handsome with its sculpted spine, and the Thiers-Issard style scales complement the overall picture. Such handsome razors make shaving such a pleasure.

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 05-12-2013, 10:17 AM
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That's great, an heirloom now. What is the design along the spine?

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 05-12-2013, 11:12 AM
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Thanks guys.
Nothing says warmth like wood I believe. Then again this is coming from a wood carver!
The design on the spine? I've done these but this came on the blade originally. I'd say it is just scallops and a cove? Looks good regardless what you call it. I also have a penchant for decorative spines as well. I think I'll have to do a few more.

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 05-12-2013, 06:08 PM
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What a beautiful razor!

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 05-12-2013, 07:15 PM
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Is Verhaegen the family name?

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 05-12-2013, 09:00 PM
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  • Johnny
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That turned out lovely. Your customer should be very pleased with that.

Beautiful work as usual.

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 05-13-2013, 05:06 AM
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(05-12-2013, 07:15 PM)lindyhop66 Wrote: Is Verhaegen the family name?

Yes it is.

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 05-13-2013, 12:43 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Mark

You most definitely nailed those new scales, just look at the razor in its closed position, the blade and scales compliment each other perfectly Clap

Take care, Mike

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 05-13-2013, 01:06 PM
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Thanks for noticing. I do try to keep lines parallel to maintain a symmetry for the razors. The scales compliment the blade. Just things I look for as an artist I guess.

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