Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1
    WORKSHOP:SOTD:CUSTOMS Maximilian's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    5,384
    Thanked: 3349

    Arrow Filarmonica #14 Especial Para barba Duras ~ Jade Ghost

    Here's another Fil 14 and I gotta tell you this one was jinxed I think.

    The initial scale material that was going to be used was Desert Ironwood which was send to me by Justin. I spend half a day working on the scales, had everything all polished and looking good when the scales just snapped like a chocolate bar. Wood was extremely weak.

    I asked our encyclopedia guru of wood species and finish 'Floppyshoes' about the issue and apparently it has to do with the wood being initially over-dried or dried too fast (Kiln dried) which causes internal stresses that weaken the wood to the point where a normally strong wood would snap easily.

    So another scale material had to be chosen.

    Justin decided on the Jade Ghost. I had more troubles compared to the canvas micarta I recently did. The micarta had some flex. The Jade Ghost has no flex whatsoever. This time I had to use a third pin as to widen the tang side of the scales. In order to do so one needs a perfect angled tapered wedge. The usual nickel silver pins with a mix of brass and ss washers. Tapered G10 Black/Green. Flat head torx screws for the third pin.

    Enjoy.


    Attached Images Attached Images         
    Max Sprecher
    əˌfisyəˈnädō | pərˈfekSH(ə)nəst | düvəl ləvər

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Maximilian For This Useful Post:

    bassguy (09-26-2009)

  3. #2
    zib
    zib is online now
    Hell Razor zib's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Jacksonville, Fl.
    Posts
    5,348
    Thanked: 1214
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    It's a beauty Max, As Always....
    We have assumed control !

  4. #3
    Senior Member wpfontenot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Mesa, AZ
    Posts
    218
    Thanked: 46

    Default

    Bravo, you created another stunner there

    I think I like this one in ghost jade better than the described wood scales, for two reasons:

    1. You see wood everyday
    2. It really works well with the overall look of the razor.

    As a custom car builder I tend to lean toward things that are not done everyday and that razor definitely fills the bill. Congrats again, that is a stunner.


  5. #4
    Senior Member livingontheedge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ottawa Canada
    Posts
    656
    Thanked: 111

    Default

    wow great job

  6. #5
    Senior Member Stropper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Chapel Hill North Carolina
    Posts
    249
    Thanked: 84

    Default

    Another good one. I like the torx third pin,the nicely shaped scales and the wedge with layers. All wrapped around a great blade. Way to go Max

  7. #6
    Senior Member Deryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    507
    Thanked: 75

    Default

    very nice indeed max great job

  8. #7
    Razor honing maniac turbine712's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    On the beautiful St. Croix river
    Posts
    228
    Thanked: 51

    Default

    Boy Max that's a beauty. Like the color and the wedge.

  9. #8
    The Great & Powerful Oz onimaru55's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    13,952
    Thanked: 3304

    Default

    She's a bewdy Max. !!!
    Shame about the DI snapping. So frustrating after all that work.
    Those in the room who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.

  10. #9
    Member kicker245's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    39
    Thanked: 15

    Default

    that looks amazing Max!

  11. #10
    At this point in time... gssixgun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Sandpoint, Idaho
    Posts
    25,273
    Thanked: 12444
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Max You did get the note from Justin right????

    He said I should check that razor out first

    Honest


    Sweetness Bro !!!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •