08-25-2014, 04:41 PM
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  • Doc226
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Got this FR, pitting was a lot worse than I thought. Sanded most of it out. Made new scales in the shape of the originals out of black horn, bone wedge, nickel hardware.

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 08-25-2014, 06:07 PM
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  • BobH
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Nice piece of work and a good save. I think I would be highly satisfied with the outcome you got.

Bob

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 08-25-2014, 06:23 PM
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That's amazing, Alfredo.

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 08-25-2014, 06:25 PM
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  • evnpar
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I would have never thought that a razor in that poor of shape could be salvaged. A remarkable job.

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 08-25-2014, 06:37 PM
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Lovely work!

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 08-25-2014, 07:59 PM
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  • SRNewb
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Good work!
Yeah, sometimes the razor has so much "character" that you just have to roll with it and take what it gives you. Some of my favorite blades are like that. Glad to see the old girl up and doing what she was meant to!

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 08-25-2014, 10:19 PM
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Unbelievable transformation!

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 08-25-2014, 10:24 PM
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  • P Funk
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Looks great Alfredo.
The bone wedge is a great combo with dark horn scales.
Nice clean up on the blade.

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 08-26-2014, 02:21 AM
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Nicely done a very honest restore Alfredo, such a pity those Tortoiseshell scales were to far gone.

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 08-26-2014, 02:43 AM
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Thank you all. I'm pleased how this one turned out.

Jaime, thankfully they were dyed horn and not real tortoise.


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 08-26-2014, 02:46 AM
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(08-26-2014, 02:43 AM)Doc226 Wrote: Thank you all. I'm pleased how this one turned out.

Jaime, thankfully they were dyed horn and not real tortoise.


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That's a relief to hear.

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 09-08-2014, 09:14 AM
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  • geezer
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Nice!! Keep em' coming!
~Richard

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 09-23-2014, 05:35 PM
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fantastic! just my kind of blade—bit of story still there

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 09-25-2014, 02:00 PM
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That looks fantastic, and I imagine very close to the contemporary look for a blade of that period. The black horn, bone wedge, and nickel hardware complement each other beautifully. I will have to keep that combination in mind the next time I have one restored (I'm certainly not talented like you!) Smile

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 09-25-2014, 04:33 PM
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Thanks all

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 09-25-2014, 05:28 PM
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Great job! You did yourself proud. I'll bet she shaves as good as she looks, like a FR is supposed to. Some of my best shaves have come from FR. I have 5 Frederick Reynolds, two being wedges; a 7/8 restore in Cocobolo with locust spacer and an original 6/8 in bone with lead wedge, both great shavers.

Some Frederick Reynolds can be a real pain to hone but once you get that shave ready edge it stays for a long time.....Enjoy!

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 09-25-2014, 07:10 PM
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Hello,

Very nice. Did she take a nice edge? I like your washers.

- Mike

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 09-26-2014, 04:49 AM
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(09-25-2014, 05:28 PM)DoughBoy68 Wrote: Great job! You did yourself proud. I'll bet she shaves as good as she looks, like a FR is supposed to. Some of my best shaves have come from FR. I have 5 Frederick Reynolds, two being wedges; a 7/8 restore in Cocobolo with locust spacer and an original 6/8 in bone with lead wedge, both great shavers.

Some Frederick Reynolds can be a real pain to hone but once you get that shave ready edge it stays for a long time.....Enjoy!
They are a nice razor for sure.
(09-25-2014, 07:10 PM)mbrando Wrote: Hello,

Very nice. Did she take a nice edge? I like your washers.

- Mike

She did, the washers are just double stacked SS flat washers

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 09-26-2014, 11:01 AM
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Great work man! Nice

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