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Old 03-06-2013, 06:18 AM
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It's been quite awhile since I've had the time to scrimshaw a full coverage scene. I made time and I've been working on this piece for a couple of months. I finally finished it and thought I'd share some images. The knife is my Randall Bowles Skinner dealer special and the handle is pre-ban Elephant ivory.


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Old 03-06-2013, 07:12 AM
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You do beautiful work.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:30 AM
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what is the back side hiding?
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:52 PM
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Fuzzy,
With very few exceptions, I don't work on both sides. First, it effectively doubles the time/cost of the piece. I only work on the Randall trademark side and it would necessarily make one side the "A" side and the other the "B" side with one side always relegated to being underneath.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:08 PM
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Great looking work. With the pressure on to outlaw all ivory trade, pre-ban or not, I hope that you won't end up loosing it as a medium for your art. I don't even know if I would do anything with "fossilized" ivory.

Before anyone says anything about how if the ivory is already in the US then it's legal for sale, today there was an article about a shop in New York getting busted for selling illegal ivory. I wouldn't touch anything that didn't come with documentation that it's legal. Maybe not even then.

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Old 03-07-2013, 04:35 AM
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Doug,
The operative word in your statement is "New York". As with soft drinks over 16 ounces, Elephant Ivory harvested before December 1972 is legal everywhere EXCEPT New York where you need to buy a permit. Here is a link to a comprehensive article on the legal aspects of working with ivory by my friend David Warther.

http://www.cuemakers.org/aboutivory.php
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:15 AM
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Beautifull scrim Rick is there a face looking out of the window
or are my eyes playing tricks on me?
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:30 AM
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Robert,Your not seeing things,Rick is known for his super detail.Keep up the good work Rick. J.J.

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Old 10-31-2013, 06:41 AM
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Nice scrim work.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:54 AM
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Awesome. What a wonderful job. I am jealous.
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Wow!
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:46 AM
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That Sir is awesome! As I looked down through the pics I caught the man watching out of the window.

I have always wanted to learn Scrimshaw, and work like that just really peaks my interest in the technique and makes me really appreciate the quality of such work!


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Old 07-03-2014, 11:57 AM
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Incredible!!
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The words ,or lack there of , come to mind like INCREDIBLE , WOW , Holly SMokes

THAT is some serious talent Sir.


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Old 07-04-2014, 08:13 AM
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Heat detail, never seen it done better, nice work.
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