08-11-2015, 09:03 PM
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  • SRNewb
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Hi, guys!

I have a 9/16 Genco Grant that was one of the first restores I ever did, and the first set of scales I ever made.
I made a few mistakes back then, and now that I've learned a bit more, I decided to fix those mistakes.

Here is how the razor originally came to me. Paid a whole dollar for it.

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And this is the first restore. Tasmanian Blackwood scales. I did not properly sand and polish the blade, and I got the washers upside down. There was also a small pit left in the bevel that did not extend into the edge itself, and I cracked the scale near the pivot pin.

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So, it needed to be straightened out.
I had no more Tasmanian Blackwood, so I settled on an Australian wood called Yellow Siris. Scales are finished in CA, and blade is nicely polished out, pitting is gone, washers are right, etc. Just needs a good honing. Thanks for looking.

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 08-12-2015, 04:42 AM
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  • Balj86
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Wow that's some amazing work. Great that you only spent $1 b/c it looks brand new and worth more. How does it shave?

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 08-12-2015, 05:28 AM
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Great looking work.  That's a heck of a dollar Biggrin

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 08-12-2015, 08:36 AM
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Thanks, guys!
Balj86, I just honed it last night. Took a lovely edge. I have shaved with it in it's previous restore for over a year, and it's a great shaver. I don't think that will change.
hrfdez, yeah, best dollar I ever spent on a razor!
Thanks again, gentlemen!

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 08-12-2015, 09:00 AM
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  • Thug
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Well done. Great restore.

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 08-12-2015, 09:00 AM
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That turned out nice Mike.

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 08-12-2015, 09:50 AM
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  • SRNewb
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Thanks, gentlemen! Had a lovely shave with this blade this morning.
It is amazing the difference a set of scales has on the balance and feel of a blade.
I chose to make these scales smaller and narrower than the previous ones, and the species of wood and it's density probably plays a role here, too. But this razor has a much better balance, and feels much more nimble and graceful in the hand. Love it.

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 08-12-2015, 10:15 AM
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  • Johnny
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Mike, job well done.  I've enjoyed seeing this razor on your youtube videos.

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 08-13-2015, 06:16 PM
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  • geezer
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That is a very nice renewal. I am glad the blade had enough left to beautify that way!
~Richard

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 08-13-2015, 06:45 PM
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  • SRNewb
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Thanks to both of you. Much appreciated.
Johnny, and anyone else who does, thanks for watching my sometimes lengthy videos. I really appreciate your joining me for the shave!

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