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Help received, Progress Pics


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Thanks again for the help with the inlay problem guys :thumbup:
Heres a few pics of my progress so far:

The scales, olive wood finished in CA, here the wedge has been epoxied in place, and it awaits a polish and proper pinning of course. Sir Ray kinda covered Scales in his threads, so I will skip the details.


The blade, no way I can see of saving the etch, which is a real shame, however none of the marks are too deep so I am confident a mirror finish is achievable, slight frown just before the toe to hone out, and look at that point! yikes!


Pin washers, I make my own, first I cut "barrels" about 2mm long from 1/16th I.D. brass tube:


Then I place them onto my home made die:


And tap the top part to press them into a rough blank:


The centre pin is removable so its easy to get them off:


Next they go onto my home made mandrel, I spin them up in the lathe and dress them with 600 grit wet/dry paper




A quick polish:


And we are done. I must make another female section for my die, with a different profile, I think these are a little bulky for this Razor:


I will post further updates as work gets done if anyone is interested?

Ralfson (of the sore thumb!)


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Very interesting, doctor Ralfson. And very educational as well. Keep posting. We'll turn it into a permanent article when finished.



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That was very interresting Ralfy.. Great that you make your own washers:thumbup:
They are pretty hard to find so thats a great idea.

Regards and watch all your other thumbs heheheh
Get well soon.


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[small]aaaaaaaa[/small]aaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAnd here we go! Maro, herein you are officially, upon your 100[sup]th[/sup] post, from now on recognized as The Glove Keeper. Keep an eye on your possible pretenders as well as the wrongdoers, of course! :rolleyes:

kind regards,


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The Glove what??? What Glove??? :blink:
Well, if I'm honored with the duty of The Glove Keeper for this forum, I'm ready to undertake it. B)
Ehem... where is The Glove now? ;)


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Got some roughly cut Jotoba,about 0,3 * 2.5 * 12 cm but in need of work. Would you like some?



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Amazing isnt it..A volcano on Island shuts down European airports?

Mother Nature is a tough ol` gail:p
Regards gents


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Ralfy..just picked up the Wenge..thought it would be a small piece but its 27*30*4 centimeters.
Thats some heavy wood..almost 4 kiloes for this piece!

I`ll have it sawn up(?) somtime during next week, it will be cut rather roughly so it will be in need of work.
If anyone would like a set for making scales,send me a mail.Wont cost you a dime.

Ohh and got a nice piece of Brazillian Cherry too..But thats for me:thumbup:

Regards gents


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Wonderful and yes please Sir Torbs :thumbup:
Thank you so very much, now all I need is to find/decide which razors to scale/re-scale Mmm thats not an easy one

P.s. "sawn up" maybe "cut"? lol


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Haha in fact I did write "cut" but changed it to "sawn"

Okay then...I`ll send some different types of wood:


Anyone you dont want?



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Wow Torben thats very kind of you my friend, Thank you very much :thumbup:
I have this razor all together now, just started honing out what proved to be 1 big frown from toe to heel just about :(
I will start another thread, because this one has got kind of busy with praise and kind gifts etc :thumbup:


Well-Known Member are not forgotten! Due to some personal difficulties(sometimes life`s a bitch)
the cutting process havnt got any further. But rest a sure: It will be done and the wood will be shipped..found a guy that are willing to cut it - and most likely ruin a saw blade ;-) - now I`m awaiting for him to have the time to do it.

Regards gents


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I thought you might like to see how I handle cutting and sanding to size the lumber I get.

Here is a photo of my table saw.


Lucky me... the switch burned up today and I can't get another on order until Monday.

Once I get the rough width cut, and trust me it is only off by several thousandths, I move to my thickness sander. Here is a look at it from left and right. I purchased it from a place called Stewart MacDonalds at
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. It is a bit pricy but does a nice job, it's called a Luthier's Friend Sanding Station.



Maybe you can get some ideas from this sanding jig that you can add a little ingenuity to and come up with something similar.



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Awesome stuff Ray, good luck with the switch and thank you for sharing :)
If I get time over the weekend I will post pics of the kit I used for this and my latest project, I think the difference in our workshops will be blatant!

Regards my friend