03-11-2017, 11:35 AM
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Thought I'd post a restore already in progress. It's a Simmons Hardware "Hornet".

I have already finished the blade. It was lightly tarnished, with some rust in the pivot area. Love the ones that don't need a ton of work. So does my arthritis/carpel tunnel. [Image: 001_cool.gif]
Scales are going to be Koa. I think they will have a bit of flame once CA finish goes on. That will take several days to complete, so I will post progress when I can. I believe I have a bit of bone for the wedge, if the piece is big enough.
Thanks for looking.
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 03-11-2017, 03:26 PM
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A mock up before committing to finishing.

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Blade centers well, so pinning should go smooth if I do my part.

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 03-12-2017, 04:46 AM
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Nice work.. I'm a sucker for wood scales.. Smile

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 03-12-2017, 05:06 AM
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Mike, I'd like to see the scales after the CA finish.

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 03-12-2017, 09:32 AM
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Thanks, gentlemen.
Mark, I love wood as well. So many possibilities.
Ricardo, I will definitely be posting pics of the scales and the completed razor.

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 03-12-2017, 04:14 PM
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6 coats on them so far.

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 03-15-2017, 12:11 PM
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[Image: 4Mw17Gw.jpg]Well, there is snow on the ground here, so outside work isn't ideal, but wifey dislikes the scent of buffing/polishing compound. So this gave me a chance to try something I've been thinking about lately.

I got 20 coats of CA on the scales, sanded them smooth with 800 wet/dry and 0000 steel wool, and buffed with a progression of 3/1/ .3 micron lapping film. This resulted in a nice semi-gloss/satin type finish that I think gives the wood warmth as well as beauty.
Here are a few shots of her pinned and ready for honing. As earlier discussed, wedge is bone.
 

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 03-15-2017, 12:14 PM
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Looks great, Mike - well done!  I only briefly tried straights but I love everything about wood!

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 03-15-2017, 12:17 PM
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Thanks, Billy.

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 03-15-2017, 12:49 PM
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Beautiful work, I bid $10.  Tongue

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 03-15-2017, 12:55 PM
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Haha!  Piggy_214
Thanks.

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 03-15-2017, 02:24 PM
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Great finish on the scales!

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 03-15-2017, 02:32 PM
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Nice work on the scales Mike.

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 03-15-2017, 06:03 PM
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Thank you, sirs!  Much appreciated.

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 03-16-2017, 12:50 AM
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I want to do that when I grow up...

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 03-16-2017, 04:48 AM
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Biggrin
Thanks.

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