11-05-2015, 02:07 PM
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Well this is my first restoration attempt, I am a machinist and a little picky. It's a Joseph Rodgers And Sons Cutlers To Their Majesties, ⅞ razor, horn scales with silver inlays. I don't have pins yet they are on the way though, will be sending it to a local honing guy on Tuesday. Why u guys think? Need helping criticism,  I and it's not polished yet. 


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 11-06-2015, 07:09 AM
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So far it looks OK. Some closer shots would help though.

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 11-06-2015, 07:56 AM
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The blade looks to be in very good condition, If they are horn scales a good soak for 24 hours in a bowl of neatsfoot oil would benifit the scales, those marks and scratches can be easily removed using micro mesh.

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 11-06-2015, 08:06 AM
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  • Entasis
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  • Southern California
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(11-06-2015, 07:09 AM)mycarver Wrote: So far it looks OK. Some closer shots would help though.

If you click on the photograph, it will take you to the hosting service where there is a large version.

This is a beautiful razor! The scales are gorgeous. Great work.

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 11-06-2015, 08:17 AM
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  • kwsher
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(11-06-2015, 08:06 AM)Entasis Wrote:
(11-06-2015, 07:09 AM)mycarver Wrote: So far it looks OK. Some closer shots would help though.

If you click on the photograph, it will take you to the hosting service where there is a large version.

This is a beautiful razor! The scales are gorgeous. Great work.

Agreed! I don't use straights but that is a work of art and you seem to have done a wonderful job bringing it back to life. The silver inlays on the scales are among the most interesting and aesthetically pleasing I have ever seen.

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 11-06-2015, 08:27 AM
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  • evnpar
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I know next to nothing about restorations, but I do enjoy beautiful straights, and you certainly have one. Nice job.

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 11-06-2015, 08:31 AM
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(11-06-2015, 08:17 AM)kwsher Wrote: I don't use straights...

You're missing out! Join the club and enjoy what shaving is truly about.  Biggrin

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 11-06-2015, 09:17 AM
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(11-06-2015, 08:31 AM)Entasis Wrote:
(11-06-2015, 08:17 AM)kwsher Wrote: I don't use straights...

You're missing out! Join the club and enjoy what shaving is truly about.  Biggrin

You know... I have always been a little intimidated by straights but for some reason lately I am getting more and more interested in picking one up and giving it a go!

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 11-07-2015, 01:21 AM
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They are horn. I had to do some repair work on them. Used epoxy and some dust from sanding them to get a good color patch. I will do the oil soak where do I find it? Also s good buffing compound. I used 12000 grit sand paper for blade u might go over it some more. Also where do I get that micro mesh? I can read with the blade lol. But still doing some fine tuning to it.

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 11-07-2015, 01:30 AM
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Also pinning worries me I have watched a few videos but still unsure. Also I coudent find silver pins if anybody knows where I can get some please let me know. Stock were brass but I would like to go silver. To stick with inlays.

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 11-07-2015, 02:23 AM
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(11-07-2015, 01:21 AM)Exploziveaf Wrote: They are horn. I had to do some repair work on them. Used epoxy and some dust from sanding them to get a good color patch. I will do the oil soak where do I find it? Also s good buffing compound. I used 12000 grit sand paper for blade u might go over it some more. Also where do I get that micro mesh? I can read with the blade lol. But still doing some fine tuning to it.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Micro-Mesh-Mic...xyrM5TGi3q

http://www.maggardrazors.com/product/116...12-length/

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 11-09-2015, 03:35 PM
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All pinned up, headed to get honed tomarrow... 




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 11-12-2015, 08:49 AM
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That looks very nice and congratulations! Thumbsup

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