First scrimshaw

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  1. Jun 4, 2012 #1

    Mike Davis

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    Visiting Randy yesterday, i bugged him a little about scrimshaw. He pulled out his scrim kit and let me take a stab(literally) and i did a little skull. I had to practice more, so i got a bunch of ivory scrap pieces and this is what i made. It is my first real attempt so it has some rough spots, but i plan on rocking out a few more today. Let the practice continue!!!
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    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Jun 4, 2012 #2

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    You're a talented artist Mike, that's extremely impressive.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2012 #3

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    I am impressed.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2012 #4

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    What an incredible likeness of your girlfriend! You've really captured the equine quality of her nose...
     
  5. Jun 4, 2012 #5

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    And to think...i did this with just of a picture of you :D
     
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    That's amazing, Mike!
     
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    Only problem was, you captured the wrong end. :lol2:
     
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    that looks great!
     
  9. Jun 4, 2012 #9

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    Mucho Talent Sir!!
     
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    Great Job Mike!
     
  12. Jun 4, 2012 #12

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    Wow a lot better than what I can do.

    And I like it.
     
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    His girlfriend or the scrimshaw...?
     
  14. Jun 5, 2012 #14

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    Thanks guys, i think i will have another to post later on...Having a blast with this stuff!!!
     
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    Prob. both my last gf. wanted me dead, and was stocking me for a year or so. :sofa::scared2::Stefan::crazy: But, I was meaning the scrimshaw.
     
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    Holy ****! How did I not realize this?! You do tattoos! This is a no-brainer!

    Mike, your knives are going to be so insanely badass.

    I mean, a lot of guys can be like "look, I carved some leaves into the spacer". You can put their kid's face on the ferrule!
     
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    I joked to Spike about doing scrimshaw a while back in a thread. You are actually doing it! Well done. You are very talented!
     
  18. Jun 5, 2012 #18

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    The scrimshaw that I did on Son's knife was constrained by the parameters of the project. It needed to be rustic and have a primitive feel, and be of a durable nature so that it would still be there after a lot of use. Most scrimshaw is purely decorative but this needed to be functional as well. It was an interesting project, and I will be interested in seeing how it holds up!
     
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    I loved loved loved the dragon on son's knife.
     
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    and I appreciate it. I will be presenting the knife in person at the end of July, I'm going to go home for a little bit. Maybe see if I can dig up some more of my stuff. Somewhere, I have a wicker trunk full of cleavers, 39" long cow splitter, one 36" long hog splitter. If I can find them I also have some fossilized sea cow bones and a few oosics.
     
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    excellent work Mike!
     
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    Hmmm... Sea cow
     
  23. Jun 5, 2012 #23

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    Thanks guys! Sea cow bone is absolutely beautiful...Son i want dibs :p hahaha It looks awesome when it is polished
     
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    if i can find it your in, it's jet black and sounds like glass. I found tons of it when I worked for a paleontologist one year in Orange county.
     
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    Don't forget me! Lets talk... :D
     
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    alright, only if i can find it, i have so many boxes and so little time.lol
     
  27. Jun 5, 2012 #27

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    Mike thats amazing! Your so talented. I can see it now.. Your gona be VERY busy scratching ivory and horn my brother!! :)
     
  28. Jun 5, 2012 #28

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    Just from you alone!!! LOL Thanks Randy, it is because of you i am able to do this stuff. I have another one started and maybe half way done. I will unveil it tomorrow :D Actually i have 2 started(You know the other) but that one is going to take some time... Thanks a lot guys :) I am flattered you like my stuff, and i am going to take it up a few notches :)
     
  29. Jun 5, 2012 #29

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    Hope I get on the sea cow list. Btw was it in orange county, calif. where you were digging? Pm me. Also, I am probably coming to New York on some high seniority flight passes later this year hope to see you.
     
  30. Jun 5, 2012 #30

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    Cool stuff - not only the great scrimshaw, also the potential to get some more old bones and stuff. If I am still at it at that time, I'd also be interested! Always wanted to try oosik also. So much to play with, so little time...

    Stefan
     

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