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    My lady and I love this work you have. We are actually planning a steampunk wedding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zolon View Post
    My lady and I love this work you have. We are actually planning a steampunk wedding.
    Sounds awesome!


    Just finished honing this blade that rests in a different version of the same idea:
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    Here are a few progress Pics:
    I cut the blank from the same piece of Paduak hardwood as the first set then hollowed them out with a scroll saw. I evened out the cuts using some files
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    I then attached a copper spacer to the back of the scales and glued the gears in place
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    Clear resin provided the "glass." I gave over poured the mixture on this set then sanded it back in an attempt to make the "glass" look more aged (kind of like hand blown glass).

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    What did you use to cut the brass? How thick is the brass? I have a Carbo-Magnetic I want to attempt this for. A gift for my brother as he loves this type of stuff. I'd appreciate the help.
    Thank you!

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    I used tin snips like these

    I used to use a thicker copper sheet which needed heavier-duty snips.

    However lately I've been using a thin sheet (.16") that you could probably cut with stout scissors. This stuff is much more inexpensive and keeps the scales light!

    If you have a Hobby Lobby near you they have a weekly 40% off coupon you can download...actually I think they let you use it on the website as well.


    I'll be glad to give you any help I can. Feel free to PM me anytime too.

    I had a Griffin Carbo-Magnetic blade that I used for one of my first steampunk builds. Perfect Choice!
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    I can't believe how every day I come on the forum I see another razor that completly blows me away! That is so cool! looks like very tedious work thanks for sharing

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    Ahhhh, nice job! I've been totally planning on using little watch gears I have in a set of scales for a while now- you beat me to the punch! Looks good!

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    Very beautiful work. It reminds me of the work of a potter who lives here in upstate NY. Some of his steampunk pieces have been featured at the smithsonian. Hey you never know -maybe they'd be interested in a straight razor exhibit!!
    Tim See Pottery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philadelph View Post
    Ahhhh, nice job! I've been totally planning on using little watch gears I have in a set of scales for a while now- you beat me to the punch! Looks good!
    Thanks man!
    Someday I'll get a blade from you to go with my scales I love your work.



    Quote Originally Posted by timj219 View Post
    Very beautiful work. It reminds me of the work of a potter who lives here in upstate NY. Some of his steampunk pieces have been featured at the smithsonian. Hey you never know -maybe they'd be interested in a straight razor exhibit!!
    Tim See Pottery
    That is awesome work! Thanks for the link. Very inspiring.
    Lol a straight razor exhibit would be pretty awesome too
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