01-09-2014, 10:28 PM
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Here is a second FWE resto I did for the same client. I had posted his first here which was a straight up restoration. I kept the original faux ivory scales, polished them , did the blade and blued the shaft.

But I had seen another FWE with orange translucent scales that I really liked.
So I built a razor ( the Fraternity posted elsewhere here) in a similar style to the FWE I had seen. Orange scales, blued tang etc.
My client saw my imitation as well as the FWE that inspired it and allowed me to build a duplicate for him using his second razor.
I poured a second batch of acrylic which was closer to the one I had seen and then made some scales. Fortunately the scales on this razor were cracked so I didn't feel so bad.
I removed the fancy bolsters and transferred them to the new scales. I also cleaned up the blade duplicating the original factory textures and blued the shaft/tang as it was at first.
I made small SS washers to duplicate the originals and used NiAg pins.

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 01-09-2014, 10:46 PM
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  • ben74
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Outstanding, I just love the metal detailing on the scales of those FWE straights!

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 01-09-2014, 11:26 PM
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Oh yeah, me too. I just love this stuff. That's why I had to build a knock off using my Fraternity.
But those bolsters are just too cool.
I have a friend who sent me , for free, a razor with beautiful brass bolsters that I'm going to rescale. It'll be very cool i think. Of course I'll post it.

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 01-09-2014, 11:48 PM
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  • ben74
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(01-09-2014, 11:26 PM)mycarver Wrote: Oh yeah, me too. I just love this stuff. That's why I had to build a knock off using my Fraternity.
But those bolsters are just too cool.
I have a friend who sent me , for free, a razor with beautiful brass bolsters that I'm going to rescale. It'll be very cool i think. Of course I'll post it.

Looking forward to seeing that one!

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 01-10-2014, 07:04 AM
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Give me some time Ben as my projects usually take a back seat to clients work. That is until I get to the point where I have to build something for me!

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 01-10-2014, 08:24 AM
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  • geezer
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As always, nice work!
~~Richard

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 01-12-2014, 05:25 PM
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Is the bluing hot or cold blue? It looks very uniform and dark.

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 01-12-2014, 05:39 PM
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The photos are a bit deceptive. I used cold with three applications to get an even coat .

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