Gillette Senator Case/Box Repair

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by jimjo1031, Jun 26, 2021.

  1. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    A few weeks ago, @BBS sent me his Senator case that was basically in pieces to try to put it together. You can see two strips of cardboard, actually three pieces glued together to get the correct thickness needed to add to the bottom of the case because most of it was missing. 2nd pic shows what was added to the bottom. The cover was taped on the corners and I had to glue them together. Probably the weakest part, so I added a piece of paper around the sides of the top with plenty of glue to give it more strength. And after finishing it, with a chrome paint pen to simulate chrome where it was missing, my Senator and blades to show what it looks like.............
    IMG_20210614_172438_0.jpg IMG_20210615_173759_2.jpg IMG_20210626_121154_7.jpg IMG_20210626_121949_5.jpg
     
  2. brit

    brit in a box

    looks awesome Jim,well done..:cool:
     
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  3. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    thanks Gary
     
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  4. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    Very nice.
    Did you color in the insert tray, print a cover, used colored paper?
    I'll share two things in my tool kit are gummed paper tape, a toothpick and wood glue.
    The paper tape is amazing, wet the backing with a wet towel or sponge and it's thinner than a stamp...just fold it in place, remove, wet it and then work it in.
    For broken box corners, I use the ittiest bit of wood glue "speard" into both broken seems. Then stick em together and pull apart once or twice to gum it all up and work a nice corner with a flathead screw driver...or your nails will work, but I keep mine short :).
    You don't use hardly any glue, it dries in minutes and you'd never know I was there.
     
  5. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Yeah, I've used screws in some jobs for strength.
     
  6. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Here is the razor going in that case before and after.

    Before plating
    IMG_20210529_150929.jpg

    After plating
    sen.jpg

    Full glamor shots to follow once all is here.
     
  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

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  8. brit

    brit in a box

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  9. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    The box work and the replate... Excellent!
     
  10. brit

    brit in a box

  11. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    The eagle has landed. Box with it's proper razor.
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  12. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Fantastic! One of the best razors Gillette ever made IMHO.
     
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  13. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Wow! Makes me a little teary eyed. I agree... MY favorite double edge razor, period.
     

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