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    Default Why did he waste his time? Scales and Razors.

    On a recent post I showed a W&B with scales I made using Black Horn and Pearl acrylic inlays. I was asked to show other scales I've done. So here are just a few of them.

    Now eventually you may ask, Why did he waste his time on these things? Well the short answer is , I learned a lot.

    I learned how to build a variety of scales. To me , custom isn't cutting out some Micarta and calling it done. That's belly button material , everyone has one.
    I learned to make my own acrylics. I learned how to inlay. To design. How to handle a variety of materials.
    As to the razors?
    Well it taught me how to handle a variety of situations. Better to learn on these than mess up someones pride and joy CVH, W&B or whatever as I'm restoring it.
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    I was told you can't do file work on tempered steel. It will never work. Can't be done. OK. I wanted to know just how far you can push it.Doing it on untempered steel is easy. Tempered , finished blades is another animal altogether.
    Etching? I learned a thing or two. All of these blades were blank.
    Here too this taught me valuable lessons in handling finished, tempered steel and just what you can do with it.
    Several of these were done for a competition to see just what you can do with a finished blade. I'll tell you later what they are.
    I'll probably get banned, but just enjoy them for what they represent.
    Learning.

    The first razor is the W&B with the Black Horn with pearl inlays that started the discussion and questions.
    The rest of the photos are of a more complicated inlay with Rose wood, ivory, Brass and the modifications I did to a finished razor with the thumb notch, spine work, blade revisions etc.
    It's all base on an angular perspective from the angles of the heel matching the toe of the blade, the spine bevel, the bevel off the nose of the blade, the tail has a matching bevel cut on the underside and you can see how small I was able to make the jimps on the underside of the spine ( the thumb notch wasn't there) as well as the rest of the modifications.
    It was a GD.
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    well i have to go find a mop now to clean up the puddle of drool that appeared from nowhere.
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    you got some mad skills my man! im sure i will want u to make me something
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycarver View Post
    Several of these were done for a competition to see just what you can do with a finished blade. I'll tell you later what they are.
    No, you wouldn't be banned for modifying Gold Dollars or showcasing them, or claiming they shave with the best, but it is still one of the stupidest things you've said.

    What you want to note is that this site is not about promoting yourself, and saying how much you've learned but sharing that knowledge with others, not just taking from them.
    You can do competitions and the self promotion elsewhere, but it is worth remembering that there were many stars before you over there, some bigger and brighter than you and now they're just black holes...

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    I may be up in the middle of the night at times for no reason (other than being an old fart who doesn't know better), but, seriously, do you ever get any sleep? Every one a beauty, every one drooled over, every one coveted. If I was religious I'd need several hours extra in the day to atone for those said sins.
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    Porn, porn and more razor porn
    Mad skills is a major understatement for sure
    They are awesome in deed
    I envy your skills
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    Quote Originally Posted by gugi View Post
    No, you wouldn't be banned for modifying Gold Dollars or showcasing them, or claiming they shave with the best, but it is still one of the stupidest things you've said.

    What you want to note is that this site is not about promoting yourself, and saying how much you've learned but sharing that knowledge with others, not just taking from them.
    You can do competitions and the self promotion elsewhere, but it is worth remembering that there were many stars before you over there, some bigger and brighter than you and now they're just black holes...
    I'm sorry.
    If you feel the post should be deleted please do so. I'll delete it my self if you like.
    Yes, I have learned a lot doing these. I thought there was such a variety of ideas that might be of interest to others. Many may not have been considered and if that's the case then if people arent aware of what can be done , showing what has been done might spur some questions. You can't ask questions how to do something if you haven't seen it done can you?
    If anyone has questions as to how I did these ,,, feel free to ask.

    I've modified a variety of razors as well as restored them. Whether they're Gold Dollars or the others I have done , to me it all boils down to the same thing. How do you work on tempered, finished steel and get it to do what you want it to.
    Seeing new razors made out of untempered steel is one thing. Doing a razor that is finished is another.

    But then again, maybe I do say a lot of stupid things.

    Or maybe my original question was right.
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    They sure look great. The thing about working on hardened steel is that you can't do it with the usual tools that a common person would have in his toolbox. With pro tools, it is of course possible, but not with regular files etc.
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    Always enjoy seeing examples of your work. Thanks for sharing.

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    Btw, if you're experimenting with new techniques, or rather, techniques that haven't been discussed here yet, share your tips and experiences in the workshop forum so that others may learn from them.
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