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    Here are a couple razors I just finished. I'm still new to this, so go easy on me!

    I'm making my way towards proper pin jobs but I still have to get some use out of the few fasteners I have left. I figured the nut is the ugliest part of my usual microfastener set up so I got to thinking...

    My original plan was to clip some excess off of my bolts and peen them over a washer, keeping the bolt's head on the other side. As you can probably guess, there was too much brass to practically peen, and it probably needs to be annealed.

    Plan B: Clip and sand the bolts flush to the scales. Then, take advantage of the extra binding strength that comes with having threaded pins and scales-- introduce some crazy glue.

    I can see why this might be sacrilegious, but at that point in time I was running out of options. I think this tactic accomplishes everything a pinning job would, though.

    Anyways, the first razor is a Helma.

    My philosophy concerning scales is that they should hold the blade, protect the edge, and compliment the style of the razor. I like a little presentation when the razor is closed. You'll notice that I've accomplished this by limiting how far the razor can close with that middle bolt-- it comes in contact with the tang. The edge is completely concealed. I am still deciding If I like the look.

    The second razor is a tiny Jung. I did the same thing with the bolts, this time exposing the blade by having the tang come in contact with the top of the scales itself. I like how classy this one is. Also, does anyone know if all of these razors have those two cut-outs on the tail? They look intentional.

    Thanks for looking!

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    congrats on taking the plunge into creating your owm scales geo. not a simple feat. well done. what material are those scales? and what wedge did you use? cant see from the photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sloanwinters View Post
    congrats on taking the plunge into creating your owm scales geo. not a simple feat. well done. what material are those scales? and what wedge did you use? cant see from the photos.
    Thanks! I'm a student, so don't have the money/garage space for bench sanders, Special saws, etc--so all of my scales are hand-carved poplar. I scaled a razor with oak once, won't ever do that by hand again.

    I thin out the interior of the scales, while leaving the ends thicker. No wedge necessary. This one isn't super clean, but the contact can be made about perfect with sandpaper.




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    thats pretty old school right there. nice use of the tools/materials at hand.

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