Tried my hand at some scrimshaw...

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  1. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Old piano key inlay on a Böker Gamma, pretty pleased with my first try at scratching ivory;)

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  2. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Looks good.
    The pattern is sweet.
     
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  3. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Looks great! And I never would have thought of popping piano keys for an ivory source.
     
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  4. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Thanks! Just something I sketched up to fill the space;)

    Yeah, a coworker gave me a bag:D
     
  5. wardcleaver

    wardcleaver Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Apr 17, 2017
    Nice work!
     
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  6. khopesh

    khopesh Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 23, 2018
    Looks great. I have that same ceramic boker from when I was a kid. That update give it a great new look.
     
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  7. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Very nice ! Great job
     
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  8. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Thanks guys:D
     
  9. ecallahan

    ecallahan Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 14, 2011
    I think it looks great.
     
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  10. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Was trying out a faceted point geometry, but had some tracking problems that gave me a little squiggle in the outlines:( Changed back to a round point, and tried out some cross hatching instead of stippling for the background...
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  11. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
  12. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
  13. pshn60

    pshn60 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 31, 2008
    Really nice! Ive been whittling/carving for a few years and I wish I had your talent
     
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  14. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    That looks fantastic! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  15. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Thanks! I know you dabble in scrimshaw too, I've seen some fine work from you as well:thumbsup::)
     
  16. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Man I love the look of that. What materials other than ivory can you Scrimshaw?
     
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  17. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Pretty much anything that will take a clean scratch I imagine, so nothing particularly fibrous. I've seen scrimshaw on most of the ivory substitutes, various horn, paper micarta, etc.
     
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  18. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Smooth bone works well.
     
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  19. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Can't believe I forgot that, I've seen beautiful work by you on smooth bone:thumbsup:
     
  20. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Thank you. :)
     

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