Before and After Restoration Thread.

Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by DaltonGang, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. brit

    brit in a box

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  2. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary! Happy New Year!
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    happy new year to you and yours..:)
     
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  4. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    Nice job an them all, Tom, I especially like the Swede . The last several I’ve latched onto, needed very little (if any) work. I guess I’m just gettin lazy:)
     
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  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Keith. I definitely go through cycles... love the easy ones.
     
  6. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    From today’s flea market. These will make some nice restores. 5 NOS celluloid faux ivory scales with fancy bolsters. The bolsters have the look to be German. No warps or signs of cell rot. As a kicker, seller threw in an empty W&B coffin

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  7. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    That is one cool find! Congratulations.
     
  8. Suhrim21

    Suhrim21 Well-Known Member

    I got this razor about a month ago and just started restoring it. In the original photos you can barely see the rust. I have sanded the blade up to a 3500 wet sand. The scales were also all scratched up and did the same 3500 wet sand. I still have to do a bit more on the scales but the razor is looking amazing so far. I also had to take a but off the edge and set the bevel again due to a couple pits on the edge. Right now I set the bevel on a shapton 1k. It does shave arm hair so i am ready to move up in progression. I'm looking forward to finishing the razor since this one normally goes for around 100 and i got it for 25. It's a mitsun 41.

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  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Filarmonica 13
    Doble Temple
    13/16th

    Before:
    All shadows are extensive rust

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    After
    Unable to save any gold.
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  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Cutlery World "7802"
    16/8th
    Full Hollow

    Pitting all over, with a small crack on the bevel. It was massaged out. I was able to save the gold and etching.

    Before:

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    After:
    Now it is an 11/16th blade, but the etching and gold are intact.
    BTW, the dark spots are just reflections from the flash.
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  11. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Before
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    After
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  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Beauty Mike! Love those scales.
     
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  13. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    One way to get a Heljestrand cheaply...
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    And the intention is to get close to the original design of the point.
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    A dremel, a cutting wheel, some sanding drums, and some hand sanding...
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    Worked pretty hard to duplicate the point.
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    I see some scale work in my future :).
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    Enjoy your projects.
    Tom
     
  14. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  15. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you Jim.
     
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  16. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    I have a bad habit of picking up one of these Herder 49 blades when I can. :)
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    Found this set of honey horn scales, and with just a little reshaping, and making up a synthetic turquoise wedge, put it into the rotation.
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    Went with double stacked brass washers to hide some imperfections. The horn also had a slight twist which was fixed with a 2nd internal washer on the show side to slide the blade over ever-so slightly. Centers nicely now.
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    I do love these blades.
    Enjoy your projects.
    Tom
     
  17. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Sweet
     
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    nicely done Tom..
     
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  19. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you guys. These Herders are addictive. :)
     
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