Before and After Restoration Thread.

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

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Otto Deutsch's Hans

    This one had a serious frown on the heel and oxidation, and a little rust, all over. It also had some wear on the spine. Also, the blade was very loose in the scales. All fixed. It was fairly easy to fix the blade, with the sides of the Norton 220 grit. Some sanding, polishing and care, and it shined up nicely.

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  2. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    I forgot to take a before picture...(it wasn't too bad...lots of tarnish)...but here is the after photo of a vintage AW Wadsworth XLNT SR. Cleaned up nice.
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  3. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    I am slow... so a little challenge today - can I get this razor: Wade & Butcher shaving by the end of day???
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    And a better picture of the previous “restoration work” done.
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    Honestly, they were probably dealing with some pretty bad rust. But it looks like a dremel sanding drum gone wild... very wavy steel at this point.
    First part done :). Had to use the dremel myself - not normally what I like to do. Went 400 sanding drum then 180 & 240 sanding discs (which to me are much less aggressive) before I had a somewhat set of flat, flowing surfaces to work on. 320-400-600-800 on all, then I hit the blade faces of the grind with 1000 & 1500 before ending with Flitz in just that area.
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    And
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    Running out of time... on to the hones!
    Tom
     
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  4. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member

    Nicely done! I typically stay away from the Dremel myself, as I’ve had too many broken blades(2). Glad it turned out so well!


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  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I figured this had quite a bit of steel to play with so I had a decent shot of using a sanding drum without a major miss-step... but I really did not like that feeling one bit. I started with just hand sanding, but that was going no where fast - or should i say slow. :)
    Tom
     
  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    F.W.Engels Special.

    Before:
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    Better indication of the pitting.
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    My Before shot.
    Most of the corrosion gets washed out with the flash.

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    After.
    Lots of sanding. The tang was then reblued.

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  7. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    The Hessen Bruch & Co. "Perfection" Warranted. Germany.

    I worked on this one today. Lots of polishing, to get the tarnish, and rust spots out. Well, as much as what makes me happy.

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    After:
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    Last edited: Jun 26, 2018
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  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Very nice work Scott! :happy088:
     
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  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thank you.
     
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  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Waterville Cutlery Co. Waterville Conn. Waterville Hand Forged. $13.84 total investment.

    I bought this, hoping it would restore nicely, and give a good shave. I wasn't disappointed. It is a fantastic shaver. It will perform as well as any I own.
    This had lots of corrosion , that was sanded and buffed out. Fairliy simple, but a little time consuming, because of the etching and angles.

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  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Fantastic.
     
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  12. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thank you.
     
  13. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    That turned out great. Keeping the etching makes the extra time worth while.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2018
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  14. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thanks. :D
     
  15. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    C.H.Laurent
    Paris.

    This was pretty eaten up, but I managed to put a little shine to it. What the heck, it was only $8 total investment. Besides, the French razors, I've acquired, tend to hold a really nice edge. i believe the French razors are some excellent razors, that are often looked over, because little is known about them, except for a couple of big named companies.

    Before:

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    After:
    Lots of polish, and a little sanding.

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  16. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Lakeside Cutlery Co.

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  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Tonsorial Gem.

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  18. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co
    Part of a 2 for $10 “lot” and obviously this wasn’t worth $0.50 :)
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    I like these Super Shorty projects. Inked out a miniature Spanish point and cut up the died horn.
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    Thinned the scales at the pivot and put her back together. Fun couple of hours.
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    Wow, I didn’t realize those DE blades were so big!:D
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    Enjoy your projects!
    Tom
     
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  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


    Good job. A Micro Travel Razor.
     
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  20. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I like that idea - micro travel razor it is. :happy088:
     
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