Geo Wostenholm & Son 8/8 I.X.L Wedge

Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by Timwcic, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    It has been a while since my last SR restro, time to give it a go. I scored this 8/8 Wosty near wedge with freakishly large home made scales last month. I was going to reshape the scales. It was not until I broke down and started cleaning that I discovered it was a I.X.L. A 8/8 I.X.L. WEDGE—-YEAH BABY!!!. This needed some scales that were as special as the blade. Chose to use swordfish bill that I have been saving for something worthy. Was gentle with the sanding on the blade. Just enough to remove move the the funk but leave some of the patina. Did not want to virginize the steel. Even went the long road and made a lead wedge to keep period. After shaping the scales, they were wet sanded to 600 grit. Hit them on a wheel with white compound. Changed wheels and finished with carnauba wax. A few dry fits, a few tweaks and assembled with Ni-Ag pins.

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  2. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Very nice. I wouldn't have thought of using swordfish bill. It really came out great.

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  3. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Looks good, nice job.
  4. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Beautiful work Tim! Those scales do that razor justice. :eatdrink047:

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