10-19-2012, 04:15 PM
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From time to time I like to play with GD razors. They are cheap, the steel is decent and most importantly I don't destroy a good old razor. I can play.
I redid this one with the theme of Bamboo. I sculpted the spine, shaft and tail with the general shape of bamboo. The tail itself I shaped into the form of a section of bamboo. I finished this area in satin to separate it from the polished blade.
The blade itself, I removed the shoulders and swept the hollow grind straight into the shaft. I added a thumb notch as well.
The scales themselves are actual bamboo, carved to resemble the shape of a stalk and finished to show some color as well as allow the wood grain to show through. This way there is no mistaking that they are cast/ plastic or whatever. This one was kept a single pin so as not to interfere with the design of the scales. I honed it up and put it into my rotation.
These razors allow me to play,, explore other avenues and as it has been with the other GD's I've built,, they add a bit of whimsy to my collection.

                   

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 10-19-2012, 04:20 PM
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  • tgutc
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That's impressive! I love the way it looks it's one of the coolest looking straights I've seen.

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 10-19-2012, 04:23 PM
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Lovely job on this one. That is real art.

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 10-19-2012, 05:13 PM
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Wow!

I want to see pictures of your shop. Fantastic work.

Those GD's shave with the best of them. Better sometimes IMO.

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 10-19-2012, 05:28 PM
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Thanks guys.
My shop? Not much to look at. My other Gold Dollars, now that might be interesting.

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 10-19-2012, 07:19 PM
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Beautifully done mycarver, it makes me want to pick it up and shave.

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 10-19-2012, 07:26 PM
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(10-19-2012, 05:28 PM)mycarver Wrote: Thanks guys.
My shop? Not much to look at. My other Gold Dollars, now that might be interesting.

Sounds interesting.

What about just your tools? Don't tell me you used a dremel....

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 10-19-2012, 07:40 PM
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  • savagejoerude
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Really nice... One of the coolest straights I have ever seen..

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 10-19-2012, 07:58 PM
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That is truly amazing artwork.

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 10-19-2012, 08:44 PM
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Well I'm in my shop nearly 24/7 as it's also my primary business.
Tools, well in my profession I do have a few. As far as Dremels, no, but I have high tech variations of them.

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 10-19-2012, 08:49 PM
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What may seem mundane to you is fascinating to others. Cool

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 10-20-2012, 01:35 AM
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(10-19-2012, 04:15 PM)mycarver Wrote: From time to time I like to play with GD razors. They are cheap, the steel is decent and most importantly I don't destroy a good old razor. I can play.
I redid this one with the theme of Bamboo. I sculpted the spine, shaft and tail with the general shape of bamboo. The tail itself I shaped into the form of a section of bamboo. I finished this area in satin to separate it from the polished blade.
The blade itself, I removed the shoulders and swept the hollow grind straight into the shaft. I added a thumb notch as well.
The scales themselves are actual bamboo, carved to resemble the shape of a stalk and finished to show some color as well as allow the wood grain to show through. This way there is no mistaking that they are cast/ plastic or whatever. This one was kept a single pin so as not to interfere with the design of the scales. I honed it up and put it into my rotation.
These razors allow me to play,, explore other avenues and as it has been with the other GD's I've built,, they add a bit of whimsy to my collection.

Mycarver, you have a true skill. I love it, whilst I am not a Straight razor person it does not stop me admiring your work.

And your photographic skill's show all the details, great work.

Charles U.K

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 10-20-2012, 07:40 AM
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  • geezer
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Please keep the photos and ideas coming! Your work is way above average and raises the bar for me to try emulate it. Nice Flickr posts also!Mark's Photos
Thank you
~Richard

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 10-20-2012, 01:45 PM
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Once again, great pictures and great work.

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 10-20-2012, 02:29 PM
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Wow,very good

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