Filarmonica 13 Novodur. Toothy restore.

Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by DaltonGang, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I acquired this on, specifically as a project. It was $20, so I figured it was worth a try. It had a major chip and crack, where the chip was. I figured it would take a while to fix, since I do not have a belt sander, set up for blade work.

    It started out a pretty decent sized blade, but it will be whittled down. No choice. I didn't want a stubby.

    If you zoom in, you can see just how bad the damage is.

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  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I received this several weeks ago, but I have been working on it, on and off, slowly, so as not to cause the crack to increase. The scary part was when I brought it down, and a large chip came off, which was expected. I also added the nail polish, because the constant touching started to dull the gold, slightly. It would have to be added anyway.

    Here it is, with just a little crack left. It is very time consuming and tedious. Especially because the women in the house cannot stand the noise of the metal against the stone. Much more to go.
    Wish me luck.


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  3. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    You go, Scott!
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  4. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Very nice work!
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  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    It isn't over, until the crack disappears. Any torsion, near the crack, and it can grow out of control, instantly. Kind of like a chipped windshield.

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  6. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Nice work so far... good luck with this last bit.
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  7. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    It is getting there. A lot of very careful metal removing. The edge of this blade, even in the center, is pretty thin. So, I've got the crack licked. There is a little warpage, where the crack was. The good news is, the crack looks gone, even under 60x magnification. I won't know, completely, until the bevel is set, and properly honed. Oh, There was some major rust issues, with this blade, that left some pitting. I gave up, and left it as it was, after a lot of sanding, and polishing.
    So, the other good news, the final width of the blade is just a very fine hair, under 6/8th inch. Not much will change, after this, width wise.
    One thing I found out about Filarmonica blades, the steel is very very very hard. It looks, and feels of Swedish Silver Steel. Also, maybe even harder. I will leave the nail polish on, until the edge is honed, since just rubbing with fingers can dull, and remove the gold.
    Oh, I did round out the toe and heel, to keep it more original looking.


  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Very nice work Scott. Looks great! :eatdrink047:
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  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thank you. Very time consuming. Plus, I havent had much time to devote to it.
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  10. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    That looks great. You’ve done a terrific job with it!

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  11. leemarkus

    leemarkus New Member

    Yes, definitely its kind of a chipped windshield and it can't get repaired so windshield replacement is the only option you can go for.
  12. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    It has been fixed, just not honed yet. Pictures a few posts above.

  13. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Final look. I saved the etching and plating.
    The final width is just a hair under 6/8th inch.
    What a pain.


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