11-14-2013, 08:23 AM
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I've been playing around with Ivory lately. First to restore scales on a 7 day set I have.Plain flat slabs , easy peasy. Then having extra stock I tried carving it which turned out to be the Jos. Elliot posted elsewhere.
Since I discovered what it takes to carve this stuff I wanted to see how far I could push it and I wanted to do Cherry Blossoms. My idea was to put them on the Elliot but that is a "Chinese Razor" . Could work but I wanted a Japanese razor.
Well I just restored this frameback for a client and knew I had to make him an offer he couldn't refuse. I needed it for my Cherry Blossoms. Just seems more fitting.
Here are shots of the restored razor which I stripped of the new scales I made. Then went off and built the new Ivories for it. Fun stuff!
Note how I can cover the three flowers with a dime. Wedge is Cherry red ,,, naturally!
Since it was 2AM when I finished and took some pics I missed some wax here and there in the nooks and crannies. It got removed.

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 11-14-2013, 09:36 AM
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  • Johnny
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Just one word. STUNNING!

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 11-14-2013, 09:50 AM
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(11-14-2013, 09:36 AM)Johnny Wrote: Just one word. STUNNING!

Exactly! That is one of the most beautiful razors I have ever seen.

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 11-14-2013, 09:55 AM
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  • Agravic
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Remarkable transformations! The finished results are amazing!

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 11-14-2013, 10:06 AM
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Thank you very much gentlemen!

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 11-14-2013, 10:43 AM
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(11-14-2013, 09:36 AM)Johnny Wrote: Just one word. STUNNING!

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 11-14-2013, 06:32 PM
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Very hard to believe the before and after photos. Great job!!

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 11-14-2013, 07:15 PM
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  • CRAusmus
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Gorgeous restoration.

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 11-15-2013, 01:04 PM
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  • Attila
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Wow...amazing. Absolutely beautiful. I have never seen anything like this before. At the risk of stating the painfully obvious, you clearly have some serious talent at carving!

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 11-15-2013, 06:33 PM
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Well thank you veryuxj for the kind words!

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 11-16-2013, 05:03 AM
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  • MikekiM
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And the opposing scales match..

That's nuts!!

I would on top of the world if I could carve just one flower. Here you have a boat load of them, and book-matched scales.

Amazing... truly amazing.

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 11-16-2013, 06:47 AM
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Thanks Mike, it's basically what I do on a daily basis just smaller.

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 11-17-2013, 04:36 PM
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  • geezer
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That is a perfect set of scales for that razor. Light and delicate. A very nice blade restoration! Been there!
~Richard

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 11-21-2013, 10:50 PM
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Geezer, you say "been there" .
Have any extra Japanese razors as I have clients that want this razor something bad! I just need to find more razors as this one is mine and stays here.

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 11-26-2013, 02:14 PM
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  • ben74
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Amazing work, thank-you for sharing!

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 12-01-2013, 01:02 PM
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As they said in "Moulin rouge" spectacular spectacular.

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 12-13-2013, 01:02 AM
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Was fun to see the before and after shots. Super Nice Indeed!

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 12-25-2013, 01:13 PM
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  • geezer
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(11-21-2013, 10:50 PM)mycarver Wrote: Geezer, you say "been there" .
Have any extra Japanese razors as I have clients that want this razor something bad! I just need to find more razors as this one is mine and stays here.
Yes, I have a couple of that remaining width that could find a new home. They all lost abut a mm in width due to corrosion. Problem is I paid too much for them. one is a bit pitted but yhe other is close to clean.
PM if you wish.
~Richard

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 12-26-2013, 07:48 AM
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PM sent.

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 12-26-2013, 09:20 AM
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  • geezer
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(12-26-2013, 07:48 AM)mycarver Wrote: PM sent.
Photos sent! I am hoping you can keep the Kamisori you so perfectly scaled.
~Richard

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