09-21-2015, 12:44 PM
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I have had my Hart 7/8 square point for a few months now and I really like except for the scales. A re-scale is not in the budget right now so I thought maybe I could do something about the scales that it came with. It has the cocobolo scales and my biggest beef was with how pointed the end of the scales are, whenever I stropped it if I did not have the blade aligned just right it jabbed my fingers.
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I disassembled the razor and went to work with some fine sand paper and eased the toe and heal ends and gave it a light sanding overall. I think I read that the scales were not sealed from the factory so I put on  3 coats of a tung oil finish and after a final buff with some 0000 steel wool the scales feel much more comfortable in my hands. While stropping and while just handling the razor. They aren’t as nice as some of the re-scales I have seen but I am pleased with the results of my mini-project. Easy enough for anyone to tackle.  

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 09-21-2015, 12:50 PM
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Well that's embarrassing, none of my pictures are showing up. They really help illustrate the story

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 09-21-2015, 12:54 PM
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  • MHWood
  • Artisan Brush Maker
  • Illinois
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Looking forward to seeing the pics! Sounds like it was a fun little project.

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 09-21-2015, 03:19 PM
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Definitely an improvement, both cosmetically and functionally.

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 09-21-2015, 03:45 PM
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  • MHWood
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  • Illinois
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Beautiful scales you have there! Great work!

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 09-21-2015, 08:48 PM
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The improvement looks great and much more comfortable. Enjoy the shaver! Thumbsup

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 09-22-2015, 05:26 AM
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Nice job!  Hopefully your example will encourage others to undertake minor "tune-ups."  I admire the fact that you took your time and limited to your efforts to just what needed to be done.

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 09-23-2015, 03:15 PM
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Thanks. Pictures are not fantastic but the pivot end was where most of the change was. I used a small piece of sandpaper wrapped around a block to keep things even, worked slowly and checked often. Keep thinking of doing a little more work to the 'toe' end to thin it out, but I'll enjoy my success for now, maybe in a few weeks.

Scott

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 10-04-2015, 04:23 PM
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  • HarryO
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(09-23-2015, 03:15 PM)sgemmett Wrote: Thanks. Pictures are not fantastic but the pivot end was where most of the change was. I used a small piece of sandpaper wrapped around a block to keep things even, worked slowly and checked often. Keep thinking of doing a little more work to the 'toe' end to thin it out, but I'll enjoy my success for now, maybe in a few weeks.

Scott

Nice job. Round and Smooth. I just got a Hart 5/8 so I am hoping the scales are a bit more civilized .
Enjoy it.

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 10-04-2015, 05:34 PM
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  • BobH
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Nice job on the scales. The scales on a Hart are one of the things I dislike about them. For me, they are large and clunky looking, just not aesthetically pleasing. Others like them, each to their own.

Bob

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