Wapi w/Osage

Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by denmason, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. denmason

    denmason Uncle Dennis

    Here's a few pics of a Wapi I just finished up for a co-worker. This will be his first straight. Scales are Orange Osage, brass spacer and pins. Nothing fancy, but it's dang sharp and shaves nicely.

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  2. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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    There's something about the simplicity of those scales which is actually quite pleasing to the eye. :happy088
     
  3. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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    All the reflections in the blade are quite scary though. :eek: Very scary movie-like.

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  4. Automaton-Tim

    Automaton-Tim New Member

    very nice, is that your signature on there? Simple and elegant.
     
  5. Bronco

    Bronco Mac Daddy

    Very nice Dennis! :cool:
     
  6. mastermute

    mastermute FatBoy

    Very nice!
     
  7. Reformation Student

    Reformation Student New Member

    You've done it again :D

    Very beautiful work. I agree that the simplicity of the scales is very pleasing. It's a striking piece for sure.
     
  8. Mr. Tadashi

    Mr. Tadashi New Member

    Very nice! The person who it is going to is one lucky guy.
     
  9. Single Wedge

    Single Wedge New Member

    Highest kudos. Very nice.:cool:
     
  10. PalmettoB

    PalmettoB The Old Guard

    Great job, Dennis! Very clean lines.
     
  11. moviemaniac

    moviemaniac Tool Time

    plain, simple and very nice :)
     
  12. The Chebb

    The Chebb New Member

    Most excellent!
     
  13. -PO-

    -PO- New Member

    Very nice scales. I like the wood look :D It makes it warm and inviting
     
  14. rwb

    rwb Member

    i like the looks of the scales and razor together they match. makes for simple elegences.
     
  15. Damon

    Damon Member

    Dennis again great work. What is your method for shaping your scales they are always so uniform and pinned nicely. I would like to see a tutorial give us a lesson.
     
  16. fritz

    fritz New Member

    Really beautiful work. How did you get your name on the tang? I thought blades were too hard to stamp/engrave.
     
  17. denmason

    denmason Uncle Dennis

    First, Damon. The slabs of wood are double sided taped, then I use my Delta scroll saw to cut the basic shape. They are then put on a 3" belt sander to true up the scales and then final sanding on another belt sander with 1" or 2" slack belt. Then I sand by hand, feeling the scales to make sure everything is good. I'll have to think about the tutorial bit.

    Fritz, I just used one of those vibrating pencil type engravers. Would really like to get my hands on an etching setup.
     
  18. Damon

    Damon Member

    Thanks Dennis
     

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