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
     
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  14. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
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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
     
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  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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  20. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Dubl Duck "Goldedge"
    11/16th+

    This one was a roll of the dice. The pictures from the seller looked like crap. But, for the price, I took a chance. Well, in person, the razor looked even worse. My heart sunk. The blade looked all tarnished, and gunked up, but, the scales were the worse part. They were so stained brown, you could barely make out the "GoldEdge" inlay.
    So, I used several types of polishing compounds, carefully, as well as a toothbrush. The layers of brown started to come off. Finally I polished the blade and scales on a bench buffing wheel. Surprise, the blade turned out well, and the scales looked almost new.

    Before: Ebay pics.

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    After:

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    Last edited: May 7, 2020
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