11-21-2013, 09:58 PM
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Did a straight up restore on this one. Kept the original bone scales , cleaned up the blade keeping the etch intact and also the original finish while getting rid of most of the pitting.

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 11-21-2013, 10:10 PM
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Wow, Mark! I never tire seeing your work! However, I don't know how you can keep so many razors and not use them! Biggrin
Great work, once again!

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 11-21-2013, 10:18 PM
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Well as you know my collection is around 400 or so.
Like the shoemakers kids I don't often get to do my own!
This is for a client.
Along with the couple dozen others I just wrapped up.I could post razors all day long. And more are on their way. It's crazy. The exception was the two carved Ivories I did. They're mine.

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 11-21-2013, 10:22 PM
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Great to hear that you at least keep and use some of them, Mark! Biggrin

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 11-21-2013, 10:23 PM
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Just tonight I did these two Wosty's. Here too saving the etch etc. and getting a decent polish on them.

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And a second Wostenholm I did as well. Now I just need to whip up some scales for them. Both cleaned up nicely. I'll post them when done.

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(11-21-2013, 10:22 PM)celestino Wrote: Great to hear that you at least keep and use some of them, Mark! Biggrin

My "rotation " is currently around 200 razors. The rest could be used but I like them pretty.

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 11-21-2013, 10:42 PM
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Some more fabulous work, Mark! Your talent is amazing!

200! Sheesh, they must surely get lonely until you use them for a second time in one year! Biggrin

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 11-21-2013, 10:47 PM
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Well if I can ever get around to them my plan is to have a 365 day rotation. I have more than enough razors ( and yes, I'm buying more) but getting them done in between clients razors is proving the more daunting challenge!

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 11-21-2013, 11:53 PM
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I'd like to see a year rotation box ...

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 11-22-2013, 07:25 AM
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Less of a box , more of a steamer trunk with wheels. For a more permanent home it may also be called a closet.

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 11-22-2013, 08:45 AM
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(11-22-2013, 07:25 AM)mycarver Wrote: Less of a box , more of a steamer trunk with wheels. For a more permanent home it may also be called a closet.

Laughing1

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 11-22-2013, 12:44 PM
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  • Attila
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That is just some fabulous top notch work.

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 11-23-2013, 06:27 AM
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(11-21-2013, 10:47 PM)mycarver Wrote: Well if I can ever get around to them my plan is to have a 365 day rotation. I have more than enough razors ( and yes, I'm buying more) but getting them done in between clients razors is proving the more daunting challenge!

Your work is always appreciated!
Part of me wishes you were my neighbor. .. and then the part of me that controls my wallet smacks me back into reality! Tongue

Blessings,
James

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 11-25-2013, 07:43 PM
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  • geezer
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Lovely work! How do you get the blades to smooth and clean without distorting the lettering nor the etch?? A mold maker's hone/stone series before polishing? Lovingly save of the works!
~Richard

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 11-25-2013, 10:27 PM
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How about sandpaper from Home Depot and finer grits from my local Ace hardware?
Use them efficiently and all is saved without distorting the etch.
Seeing an etch get blurred and rounded off from an over buffed blade drives me nuts.

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 11-26-2013, 02:08 PM
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  • ben74
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Amazing restores, I'd love to see pics of your rotation!

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 11-26-2013, 02:17 PM
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(11-26-2013, 02:08 PM)ben74 Wrote: Amazing restores, I'd love to see pics of your rotation!
I have posted much of my den in some threads. If you want I can post some I recently took to a meet up.

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 11-26-2013, 02:27 PM
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(11-26-2013, 02:17 PM)mycarver Wrote:
(11-26-2013, 02:08 PM)ben74 Wrote: Amazing restores, I'd love to see pics of your rotation!
I have posted much of my den in some threads. If you want I can post some I recently took to a meet up.

YES PLEASE !!! Biggrin

I often visit this section simply to admire your work!

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 11-26-2013, 02:39 PM
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Okeee Dokeee. Give me a bit of time and I'll put some stuff up. I know there was a post on the shave den forum somewhere.

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 11-26-2013, 02:43 PM
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Excellent, thank-you in anticipation.

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 11-29-2013, 05:12 AM
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You do all the blade work by hand? Wow.. that's awesome.

On something like the pipe, where did you start? 320? 400? And how high do you go by hand? 3000?

I love your work..

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