Musical Scales

Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by TestDepth, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Maybe a sign of my sickness when I realize I have enough “projects” where I can swap scales and get the right blade into a matching scale. :)
    The 3 blades (left to right):
    1) Kaufmann Old No.55 in what could be the correct scales.
    2) Weyersberg Cornet in Kaufmann scales
    3) Max Dorner in the Weyersberg Cornet scales

    So, everyone take a seat to your right.

    The Kaufmann scales were pretty flimsy and I was stupid... was removing and cleaning the blades and figured why not hit the scales with the dremel. Was actually too dark outside to notice the damage it did.
    No big deal, just some sanding I didn’t want to do. Kaufmann is now in the books.
    More to come but those cracked ice scales are pretty warped. First try at straightening only got me partially there.

    Now the Dorner will be a new build... just too pretty to go into those boring scales the Kaufmann was in.

    Enjoy your projects.
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  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    @TestDepth , ditch the Dremel, and get you a bench mounted buffing wheel. Much much more controllable.
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  3. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

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  4. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    The Dremel is my only option if I plan to stay married :), just don’t have the space. Was an empty nester for about 6 months, then the kids started returning.

    It’s on the long range plan, but I’ll continue with the dremel for the foreseeable future.. normally works well.
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  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Keith.
  6. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Started on the Dorner scale build. Hoping to accentuate the “bling.”
    I was thinking lighter wood with a metallic green to compliment the black and gold of the blade.

    Not a very big blade, so tricky to get the wood/acrylic ratio the way I want. The blade also has an upside down mountain shape to the design, and I like that pattern. Something like this:

    Used the old Reynolds Wrap mold and added the 2-part resin. These colors shift as they settle and setup, so fun to see just what happens.

    Enjoy your projects.
  7. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool..
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  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you... unless it turns out to be puke green. :)
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  9. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    This thread is becoming my “what not to do thread” :)...

    The resin scales were poured on 10/13, I basically forgot about it, which created quite a bit of struggle to get those sockets off. Saws, cutoff wheels and twisting finally broke them free.

    In the process I think I flipped the design, creating too much green at the wedge. And you can see how the tape I used to hold down the wood created a weird outline that I couldn’t sand through without going too thin.
    But I do like the wood grain... just wish I used more of it in the pattern.
    I have a new thought for the next set. :)

    So, I’ll need to do something with these before I drop that Dorner in here... just weighing some options.

    Enjoy your projects.
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  10. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    I took the blade out hoping for inspiration on where to go... and here is where it took me:
    The black and gold on the blade face could save these scales. :)
    Haven’t done engraving, but why not try. If I can make the black work, my plan would be to put some gold inside of that design.
    Fingers crossed.
  11. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool..
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  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you. Need to see if my dremel can do this. :)
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  13. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team
    You need a Foredom. It's the jeweler's version of a dremel.
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  14. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    That does look like a nice tool!
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  15. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Experimenting... played with the dremel and small bits to work an outline. Rub’n buff may not be the best for filling this in, but at least I am seeing how it could turn out.
    Will keep playing with these. :)
    Enjoy your projects.

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