11-23-2012, 08:37 PM
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I wrapped this one up tonight. To do a better job of removing rust around a script I made up some new tools to allow me to work in these small areas more effectively without having to touch the etch. And this one was small and detailed. It was a nice challenge.
Since the script says "Worlds Fair at Constantinople 1895" ( though I don't believe there ever was a fair there at any time)
I decided to use a wood that would be from the region. I picked some Black Palm which has the most unusual grain pattern to it. The third photo show the bare wood. Interesting , isn't it?
Any way, I made up the scales, added triple stacks and got it into the rotation.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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 11-23-2012, 09:04 PM
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Looks absolutely fantastic! I will have to remember that wood, its very pretty.

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 11-23-2012, 09:14 PM
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Beautiful. I've never seen that wood before at all. And I love that point.

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 11-23-2012, 09:15 PM
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Thanks,
Now looking at this wood it appears as if ( for some reason) that it would be on the soft side. Don't be fooled! This stuff is hard as a rock! I thought something called Palm would be pulpy,, soft, etc. It Ain't! I originally had the scales a bit on the full side. I could have taken these down to 3/32 without a problem and got a polish just from the wood itself. Reminded me somehow of working Cocobolo or one of the Ebonies.

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 11-23-2012, 09:17 PM
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 11-23-2012, 10:07 PM
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Beautiful! Great job as always. I think you should post all your pieces in one place for us to enjoy Wink

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 11-23-2012, 11:24 PM
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Excellent work again, very nice.

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 11-24-2012, 05:20 AM
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Great work! A beautiful piece, no doubt about it. Congratulations!

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 11-24-2012, 10:01 AM
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Very handsome job! once again Cool
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 11-24-2012, 11:12 AM
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(11-23-2012, 10:07 PM)beartrap Wrote: Beautiful! Great job as always. I think you should post all your pieces in one place for us to enjoy Wink

I second this motion. All in favor say I.

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 11-24-2012, 11:29 AM
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Amazing rehab on the blade and keeping the etching intact !
scales are gorgeous, the triple stacks are a nice touch and crisply done ! Smile

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 11-24-2012, 04:33 PM
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(11-24-2012, 11:12 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(11-23-2012, 10:07 PM)beartrap Wrote: Beautiful! Great job as always. I think you should post all your pieces in one place for us to enjoy Wink

I second this motion. All in favor say I.

That'll be a tall order. I guess the simplest way is to photograph them enmasse. Otherwise I'd take up pages I'm sure let alone the photos and uploading. I'll see what I can do to accommodate you. Give me a little time on this one.

Thanks OldDog23, I appreciate the kind words!

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 11-24-2012, 04:43 PM
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(11-24-2012, 04:33 PM)mycarver Wrote:
(11-24-2012, 11:12 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(11-23-2012, 10:07 PM)beartrap Wrote: Beautiful! Great job as always. I think you should post all your pieces in one place for us to enjoy Wink

I second this motion. All in favor say I.

That'll be a tall order. I guess the simplest way is to photograph them enmasse. Otherwise I'd take up pages I'm sure let alone the photos and uploading. I'll see what I can do to accommodate you. Give me a little time on this one.

Thanks OldDog23, I appreciate the kind words!

What's the Indiana Jones movie where they store the crate in the warehouse that goes on for miles?

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 11-24-2012, 06:18 PM
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(11-24-2012, 11:12 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(11-23-2012, 10:07 PM)beartrap Wrote: Beautiful! Great job as always. I think you should post all your pieces in one place for us to enjoy Wink

I second this motion. All in favor say I.
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A beautiful razor! Love the Black Palm scales. Bravo!

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 11-25-2012, 08:58 AM
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Would it possible to post a higher res photo of the one with the etching? it is truly marvelous.

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 11-25-2012, 09:12 AM
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Let me see what I can do. I had tried to get close up shots but for some reason they were either blurred ( the camera didn't know what to focus on with the reflections?) or some other glitch. I'll certainly try again. My skills with a camera are a bit lacking. Gotta' try harder.

I used this razor for my shave last evening. My oh my,, what a shave ! It's wonderful.
Mark

Yes,, I think it was the reflections bouncing back into the camera. It was going nuts trying to focus on Macro.But this gives you some idea of the design. Cool isn't it? You can also get an idea of why it drove me nuts sanding this bear. Talk about nooks and crannies. Looks better than the first picture in the post though.

   

   

   

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 11-25-2012, 01:15 PM
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Hi Mark

Hat-tip to you Sir! Truly stunning work Clap

Would you mind sharing some info (photos possibly) on the tools you made to help you with the blade clean-up around the etched area?

Take care, Mike

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 11-25-2012, 02:29 PM
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Thanks for the comments.
Now,, how I did it? Hmmmmm....
You want to throw back the curtain to reveal OZ?

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 11-25-2012, 02:48 PM
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I've always wondered whether those plastic scales were a replication of a real wood or not. Good to know there really is a wood that looks like that.

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 11-25-2012, 03:36 PM
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Yeah, how 'bout it? I have several in plastic with that funky "wood grain look" and I always thought they looked rather weird.
But yes, this wood is weird as well. It doesn't have that traditional grain look to it. It's more like you took strands of brown, black and some white and packed them all together. What happened to the grain?
But you know,,, I like it a lot. Brutally hard,, but I like it.

And that etching, now that I look at it again, and then look at the blade here in my hand, my mind is boggled at how they did it with that much detail.
Excuse me,, I've got to go shave again with this one.

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