View Full Version : W&B American in Amboyna/Maple
10-13-2009, 07:48 AM
This is for a SRP forum member. Thought I would post it for those of you who don't visit over there.
This one is a W&B American Razor. The scales are Amboyna Burl and Maple with black liner and finished with CA. I added a little faux 3rd pin with a small abalone dot. Turquoise wedge. The blade had pretty bad wear and but it came out pretty good. I hope the new ower enjoys it!!
10-13-2009, 08:43 AM
Very nice work. Somebody is going to be a happy camper!
What method do you use to hold the 3 pieces of wood together?
10-13-2009, 08:51 AM
Thanks!! I use a scroll saw to cut then epoxy them together with T-88 and then put the liner on.
10-13-2009, 08:55 AM
That looks incredible! If your SRP guy doesn't like it, I'll be glad to take it off your hands :wink:.
I'm just getting into restorations, and I have a couple of questions for you, if you don't mind...
What did you use for the liner? You said it is black, but I am curious. How necessary are liners, anyway?
Also, how difficult is it to work with Abalone/MOP? I had some ideas about using some of that in the future (not too immediate future), but I have never worked with it before.
10-13-2009, 10:30 AM
That looks great aquanin!
10-13-2009, 07:22 PM
beautiful and stunning are the words that come to mind.
10-13-2009, 07:27 PM
Fantastic looking razor, Russell! The new owner will be ecstatic! :cool:
10-13-2009, 07:42 PM
beautiful, love the fake third pin! love the way it seems to echo the color of the wedge
10-14-2009, 03:03 AM
Now, that is one good looking razor.
10-14-2009, 03:46 AM
This is the kind of razor that could convert me to Straight Razors. That combination on the scales is simply fantastic!
10-14-2009, 04:08 AM
im definately going with Amboyna Burl on my next set of scales, now!
10-14-2009, 06:20 AM
Thanks for all of your comments. I appreciate it.
11-30-2009, 12:03 AM
11-30-2009, 08:06 AM
I had to double check that I wasn't looking at a commercial. Stunning pictures. :)
12-02-2009, 05:33 PM
excellent finish on the scales.nice blade
12-02-2009, 09:43 PM
I love Amboyna Burl; easily my favorite wood for scales. Out of all the woods available, AB is my favorite, without a doubt. Just in case I didn't mention it already, Amboyna Burl is the king of woods.
Stunning, awesome work. Your one in your avatar was drop-dead gorgeous, as well.
12-03-2009, 02:30 PM
That is beautiful!! Very nice restoration!
12-03-2009, 05:55 PM
Thanks again guys!!
12-04-2009, 02:57 PM
I love this one, Greg is one lucky guy!
12-05-2009, 04:06 PM
I tried to get him to send it to the owner by way of my address but he thought the delay might be a little too long.
Really, really nice work! It is this kind of attention to detail that is the mark of a craftsman.
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