10-26-2012, 07:06 AM
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I was sorting through some files and came across one of my earlier restorations. I pushed this a bit further as I wanted to see just how far they can go, treating it more like a blank as I was interested in how tempered steel responds. I also didn't want to loose any of the details of the blade such as the shoulders, edges along the spine etc. Purists may not like the transformation being polished beyond what would have been original,but I was learning at the time. I'd say it's further from being restored as it is being Hot Rodded. And in all fairness the razor was pretty rough to start with.
The scales are Elk antler. I bought an antler, cut it up and built these scales for it as you can see in the last photo.

                               

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 10-26-2012, 07:48 AM
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  • Johnny
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That's just down right stunning.

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 10-26-2012, 12:05 PM
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  • OldDog23
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No apologies necessary for "hot rodding". You did a fantastic job turning a nearly decrepit piece into a thing of beauty and usefulness. BRAVO ! The elk scales are simply elegant.

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 10-26-2012, 12:23 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Wow! that's a truly beautiful restoration Clap

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 10-27-2012, 07:22 AM
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the kudo's. It was this piece and a John Pitts ,( which lived up to it's name with rust and pitting) that really got me going with restos. Although the Pitts I took even further.

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 10-27-2012, 07:59 AM
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  • geezer
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Nicely done job of design and work!
~Richard

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 10-27-2012, 01:29 PM
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Wow, what masterful work! You sure are a talented gentleman!
Thanks for sharing your art with us.

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 10-30-2012, 10:22 AM
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As a recipient of Mark's handiwork I am never surprised but always amazed at his ability. Great stuff!

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 10-30-2012, 01:03 PM
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  • gijames
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(10-27-2012, 07:22 AM)mycarver Wrote: Thanks guys, I appreciate the kudo's. It was this piece and a John Pitts ,( which lived up to it's name with rust and pitting) that really got me going with restos. Although the Pitts I took even further.

hehe, reading your *purists* comment, well...

I love my BRONCOS football, and being more with the times... I can say that although I love smash-mouth football, I don't turn my nose up&away from Peyton! Wink

...plus... your Blessed hands show through with your creativity!
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 11-05-2012, 01:56 PM
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Stunning!!!

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 12-28-2012, 04:49 PM
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  • UFO
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A very fine work, very nice

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 12-28-2012, 04:53 PM
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Amazing work. Congratulations!

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