Joseph Cam Restoration 1830s

Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by Jamie Mahoney, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Took a punt on this one over on eBay my winning bid got me a 1830s Joseph Cam Stubtail for a very reasonable price, it came with original Ivory scales only problem they were cracked, I had another set of Ivory scales off a Mappin & Webb from the same period but in the end I decided to make a set from some blonde horn I had leftover from another project, went with a horn wedge made from the same materials and brass pins and washers, kept the scales a very close as possible to the original style design and shape, the razor is very near a wedge it was a pretty difficult razor to hone in the end experience won the day and the razor decided to play the game and finally gave up the edge I wanted.





    [​IMG]







    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    mvd, Redfisher, Edison Carter and 9 others like this.
  2. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool,awesome pics..
     
  3. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Amazing!

    I really struggle honing near wedges and heavy grinds.
     
    Billyfergie, brit and Jamie Mahoney like this.
  4. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Gary.:)
    Keith, this razor was one of the most difficult to hone, bad geometry including 180 years of honeware, it took all of my knowledge and experience to put it right in the end, I eventually got there and was rewarded with a very smooth shaver, one good thing came out of it, it needs no tape and can now be refreshed on the 12K with a few mixed up and varied strokes.
     
  5. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    While I prefer the original scales, you did a suburb job cleaning the metal up, sir!! Congrats.
     
    Billyfergie, Jamie Mahoney and brit like this.
  6. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Beautiful work with the horn... very classy result.
    :eatdrink047:
     
    brit, Billyfergie and Jamie Mahoney like this.
  7. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I have restored a few of these Stubtails down the years, most of them tend to have original horn scales whenever you are in doubt over a very old razor I would say go with horn it was common and widely used back in the day.
     
  8. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Beautiful!
     
    brit, Billyfergie and Jamie Mahoney like this.
  9. S Barnhardt

    S Barnhardt Old, Crusty Barn

    I'm impressed!

    I have the utmost respect for anyone who can pull off what you accomplished.

    You have done a superb job with this!

    :signs107:
     
    brit and Jamie Mahoney like this.
  10. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Sir.:)
    Thank you, Sir.:)
     
    brit, S Barnhardt and Billyfergie like this.
  11. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Wonderful work! :happy088:
     
    Jamie Mahoney and brit like this.
  12. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Edison.:)
     
    Edison Carter likes this.
  13. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

    Supporting Vendor
    Absolutely stunning workmanship my friend
     
    Edison Carter and Jamie Mahoney like this.
  14. Redfisher

    Redfisher Doesn't celebrate National Donut Day

    Great job!
     
    Edison Carter and Jamie Mahoney like this.
  15. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Glen.:)

    Thanks, Mike.:)
     

Share This Page