Before and After Restoration Thread.

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

  1. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Your idea is not that bad, but I received it from my father as a 20 years gift. So it will stay in this condition, too much emotions involved.


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  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    In that case, I agree.
     
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  3. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Rainy day playing with a razor...
    This was definitely one of those mid way through where I am wondering why I am doing this. :)
    Here it was, pretty messed up, but Scott showed the way forward.
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    I am not a huge fan of that angular heel look while maintaining the stabilzer(s), so spent quite a bit of time with a 60 grit Dremel wheel to make this shape:
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    I feathered out the stabilizers with 240 and 400 grit drums, and then turned to Emory.
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    Backside... more of the same.
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    Now to figure out what to do with the scales. :)
    Enjoy your projects.
    Tom
     
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  4. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Fantastic job. I really like the look.
     
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  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you Scott.
     
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  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Simmons Hardware Co
    "Royal" "Keen Kutter"

    This is a fellow members blade.
    This had patina and rust on several parts of the blade, and the entire tang and tail. A lot of sanding and polishing required. I left some patina, because with an oldie like this, highly polished just wouldn't look right. The blade was also very very wobbly, and off center. That was corrected.
    The horn scales were also polished, but are very dry. They will be soaked in some Neatsfoot oil before honing.


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    After

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  7. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Griuffon
    "Tonsorial Artist"

    A fellow members blade'
    This had a very slight nick in the edge, that was taken out. It also was tarnished all over with light rust in very few places. I did a light sanding with 800 grit wet/dry, and did some heavy polishing. In the end, the blade looks almost brand new, though the photos do not show it well. The scales were also poished out, and transformed nicely.

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    After

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  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

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  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    :thanks:

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  10. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Finally finished the Geo. Rodgers from above.

    Before: cracked and removed from its scales on the left (which were donated to a W&B)
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    After: wood with a bone wedge
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    Enjoy your projects.
    Tom
     
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  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Well done. :happy088:
     
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  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
     
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  13. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Sweet and sweet :happy036:
     
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  14. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Karl. :eatdrink047:
     
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  15. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thank you.
     
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  16. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    This is more of a "before" picture. The Kropp and the Freddie Reynolds are a work in progress. Both are in very good condition...just need a good clean-up and some new scales.
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  17. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    I dont have a before pic but this is the after pic. This is a Bengal blade I had kicking around. I put new horn scales this morning and a fresh edge. Naniwa progression. I am ready for tomorrow's shave!
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  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Filarmonica Doble Temple
    Spain.
    1 inch, taken down to 15/16th.

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    After
    I couldnt find replacement scales for the broken side.
    It still needs an edge put on.
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  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Union B.S. Co. Baltimore Md.
    "The Blacky"
    Germany
    11/16th
    Extra Hollow Ground

    This looked a little corroded, and iffy, on the Bay. I took a risk, and found it had tarnish, all over, and some heavy rust, on the tail. The box was worn too, at the very end. But, it cleaned up well, and shiny all over. Almost NOS looking. The bluing is intact on the spine, tang, and tail. It has one of the thinnest grinds possible.

    Before:
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    After: A lot of polishing needed, as well as Stainless Steel brush, on the tail, to remove the rust, and not the bluing. Some Gaffers Tape fixed the worn, hole in the case.

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  20. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Beautiful work Scott! I saw that one for sale… glad you brought it back into service.
    :eatdrink047:
     
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