09-20-2014, 03:11 PM
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  • mbrando
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Hello,

I've been thinking we need to standardize on some specific wood types to make it easier to list the New Line of straight razors. I'm not sure what that would be. We were supposed to have Just bone and ebony. However, we there are some supply issues with the bone and ebony. And some of the the other scale type are just really nice like the Katalox, It s nice been redish brown.

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So I'm toying with the idea of adding a burl to the mix. I've create one here, but have not listed it as of yet.

This is Big Leaf Maple Burl scales with Bone wedge.

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Should we add a burl to the mix? The Burl is harder to work with having to stabilize holes and is not a cheap scale material.

Sincerely,
Mike
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 09-20-2014, 03:17 PM
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I think a couple woods should be in the mix. The burl is beautiful. Perhaps a darker wood as well. The one you showed me just over a week ago when I was there was beautiful. I think 4-5 total choices would allow for more to perhaps pick something.

Edit: It was the Gabon Ebony. I'd also think that bone and black horn would be the best ebony and ivory colors and perhaps the burl and Gabon Ebony for the woods. I think ebony wood just lacks a little something.

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 09-20-2014, 03:31 PM
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Hello Doug,

That sounds good. I'll put a list together and post some of the wood types we are considering.

- Mike

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 09-20-2014, 03:40 PM
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(09-20-2014, 03:31 PM)mbrando Wrote: Hello Doug,

That sounds good. I'll put a list together and post some of the wood types we are considering.

- Mike

I regret not getting the Gabon Ebony instead of the bone. That was spectacular material.

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 09-20-2014, 03:41 PM
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(09-20-2014, 03:17 PM)wingdo Wrote: I think a couple woods should be in the mix. The burl is beautiful. Perhaps a darker wood as well. The one you showed me just over a week ago when I was there was beautiful. I think 4-5 total choices would allow for more to perhaps pick something.

Edit: It was the Gabon Ebony. I'd also think that bone and black horn would be the best ebony and ivory colors and perhaps the burl and Gabon Ebony for the woods. I think ebony wood just lacks a little something.

Ditto! Biggrin

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 09-21-2014, 06:56 AM
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  • gijames
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Hey Mike Smile

Continue with the Koa
Rosewood
Burl
Mexican Ebony
Olive Wood

Blessings,
James

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 09-21-2014, 06:59 AM
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(09-21-2014, 06:56 AM)gijames Wrote: Hey Mike Smile

Continue with the Koa
Rosewood
Burl
Mexican Ebony
Olive Wood

Blessings,
James

Hello James,
Yeah, the some of the denser woods a really nice to work like the ebony and rose wood. I think Katalox is in the rose wood family too. These are great suggestions.

Gabon Ebony has a very rich appearance.

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- Mike

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 09-21-2014, 07:23 AM
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Another great wood to work with...

White Spruce
It allows you to use colored translucent finish... which provides some great options!

Blessings,
James

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 10-26-2014, 05:45 PM
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Hello,

Many have asked, "when will you have the Big Leaf Maple Burl available?"

I have 6 pairs of scales on hand and ready for assembling 6 Uno Straight razors.

Here is a link to 1J - 6/8 Magnum Brandonisio and Bro. Uno Half Hollow

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Get them while they last. 6 won't last long. Just saying, no pressure.

- Mike

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 10-27-2014, 12:09 PM
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nice work, Mike.

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 10-27-2014, 12:15 PM
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(10-27-2014, 12:09 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: nice work, Mike.

Thank you. I'm trying to get some materials that are interesting yet keep that classic look.

- Mike

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