10-27-2014, 07:23 AM
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These are Friday and Saturday of a 7 day set. Unfortunately the scales were damaged during shipment. Seems the blades forced themselves ( dropped box ?) deeper into the scales causing both razors to crack on one scale at the wedge end.
I was able to inlay splints even though there is very little thickness to work with. They are holding just fine but if worse comes to worse I'll make new scales in the future.
The client wanted to keep the originals.
In the photo I highlighted the cracks with a pencil.
The blades were a bit crusty but they cleaned up nicely.

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 10-27-2014, 07:42 AM
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Beautiful. Classy.

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 10-27-2014, 07:57 AM
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Thanks! These are very pretty razors. I'd love to have seen the entire set.

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 10-27-2014, 08:04 AM
  • TheMonk
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  • Porto, Portugal
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Beautiful razors, and excellent work!

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 10-27-2014, 03:02 PM
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Thank you very much !

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 10-27-2014, 03:17 PM
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Nice and clean. Great work!

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 10-27-2014, 04:00 PM
  • MikekiM
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Nice save and awesome restore.

Love the lines.

Do you have the rest of the set?

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 10-27-2014, 06:58 PM
  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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There is a special perfection of line and heft seen during that period of manufacture that is seldom achieved since. Thanks for the save!
Thank you for the treatise on repairing Ivory cracks. WOw! I have work to do! How did you clean / remove the embedded dirt from them? Thanks!

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 10-28-2014, 07:08 AM
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Thanks Richard. Fortunately these weren't all that dirty as compared to the Harwood. But here too a light sanding then polish did it. Go too far and you'll loose the patina.

And the splints are effective. You need something to add strength to the split as just trying to glue a crack seldom works. Care though is necessary as the scales are quite thin.

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 10-28-2014, 07:19 AM
  • Snuff
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Another beautiful job!

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 10-28-2014, 07:28 AM
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Thank you sir!

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 10-28-2014, 09:17 PM
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Those are pretty decent size choppers...definitely a different era. Nice work.

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 10-31-2014, 10:39 AM
  • kiruiz
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Very nice work.


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 10-31-2014, 07:59 PM
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Great work, Mark!

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