06-18-2014, 05:46 PM
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Here is the other Windgo has been waiting for.
Black Horn scales were used along with the Bolsters from the original set of acrylic scales. Borrowing the look of the original scales I added the red in the bolsters. The black, red and brass look good together.
Here I only had to remove some light scratches on the blade and gave it a brushed finish and polished the shoulders and spine. The shaft is blued.
Original,, with a twist.

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 06-18-2014, 06:32 PM
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  • Agravic
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Beautiful piece.

The black, red, and brass work together very well ... elegant.

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 06-18-2014, 06:46 PM
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  • Lando
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Best in the business

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 06-18-2014, 07:41 PM
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It's really all I hoped it could look like. Incredible job restoring this. Turned a very cheap razor into a work of art. I can't believe I waited a year to have the work done.

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 06-18-2014, 08:28 PM
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Doug, you are getting some beautifully-restored razors! Congratulations! Biggrin

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 06-18-2014, 08:38 PM
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  • evnpar
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"Original," yet elegantly unique.

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 06-19-2014, 01:08 PM
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  • OldDog23
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that turned out lovely !

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 06-20-2014, 08:53 AM
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I emailed Mark late yesterday as I noticed in the top two pics there was a little red on the tang by the XXX mark. I thought perhaps it was lighting or a smudge from painting the scales at the rear bolsters as I never noticed it before. Of course it's literally been sitting in a junk drawer of mine since I got it.

Mark assured me it was the remnants of the original factory coloring on the tang, and there was a little in the box surrounding the logo as well. Well after a bit of debate as to whether or not to leave it alone or try to repaint the logo on the tang, I left it up to Mark's professional opinion. I just got these pics back this morning.

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 06-20-2014, 09:04 AM
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HeHe, that was quick!
But I was under strict orders not to touch that area. LOL

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 06-20-2014, 09:09 AM
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(06-20-2014, 09:04 AM)mycarver Wrote: HeHe, that was quick!
But I was under strict orders not to touch that area. LOL

You were indeed. I didn't want that bluing removed. Simply stunning how this turned out Mark, my hands could never fill in those delicate grooves with the paint. You were very patient in your dealings with me on this one, and I could not be happier.

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 06-20-2014, 09:51 AM
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Oh, no problem. I understand fretting about our little gems.

And ,,, just yanking your chain a bit.
Thanks!

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 06-20-2014, 01:16 PM
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  • Johnny
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Another job well done.

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 06-21-2014, 02:34 AM
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  • ben74
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Congratulations Doug!

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 06-24-2014, 12:37 AM
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Very elegant indeed ! Love the colours.

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 06-27-2014, 08:37 AM
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(06-24-2014, 12:37 AM)Cha-wing!! Wrote: Very elegant indeed ! Love the colours.

Shaved with this beauty yesterday. Although I have owned this for ~15+ months I had never used it. The old scales were badly warped and the severe warping of the old scales were constantly rubbing against the blade and I decided to just throw it in my junk drawer.

Considering this was part of a trade, and I wrote the value of this razor off as being worth ~15 due to the bolsters and blued tang, after the restore I just had to use it quickly. Insanely sharp and one heck of a singing blade. A totally fantastic shave made all the better by Mark's stunning work. Pics do not do it justice.

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 06-27-2014, 02:27 PM
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Congratulations, Doug, but we still need pics! Biggrin

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 06-27-2014, 05:12 PM
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(06-27-2014, 02:27 PM)celestino Wrote: Congratulations, Doug, but we still need pics! Biggrin

Haven't had time for SOTD pics, but here are a couple pics of it with the Wosty I just got back.

http://shavenook.com/thread-wingdo-s-wos...#pid408479

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 06-27-2014, 07:41 PM
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Thanks for the pics, Doug! Beautiful blades, my friend! Smile

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 06-30-2014, 11:05 AM
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  • Attila
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Wow...absolutely stunning work. Beautiful!

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 07-05-2014, 07:48 AM
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  • vferdman
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That is gorgeous! I was the one who trade the original razor to Doug and so I am in a position to evaluate the transformation. Simply stunning work!

Congrats, Doug on a beautiful razor and cudos to Mycarver for amazing work.

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