05-02-2018, 07:30 AM
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Well I'm very pleased to say this restoration turned out well and what a relief,  I was very nervous about this restoration for me as the whole point was to turn this one out in as perfect and original condition as possible, the super thin Ivory scales were an absolute nightmare to remove almost 2 hours of gently trying my patience beyond belief, the pins were the exact same thickness as the pivot hole sitting there married together for possibly 180 years, I finally managed to release the blade with no cracks or breaks phew! I now know how a brain surgeon must feel, the next issue the scales showed some old ink marks god knows how long they had been there, OK a little warm water in the sink and little bicarbonate of soda between my fore finger and thumb gentle rubbing and low an behold both ink marks removed, the next issue and for those of you who have worked vintage Ivory scales will know only two well, it's one thing removing them now comes the next big headache repining them, well everything went well no issues, hope you enjoy the razor she's a real beauty, I plan to shave with her over the weekend.



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 05-02-2018, 07:46 AM
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Absolutely a beautiful job, Jamie,

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 05-02-2018, 07:50 AM
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Great job. Amazing turnover. How much time aprox was invested in the restoration? Just the time and effort on the scales was definitely worth it.  
How many stories your razor could tell ... 
I am not patient enough with this type of very delicate work so if I have to I tend to break it down in sessions and lots of mental preparation in anticipation.
Let us know how the shaves goes.

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 05-02-2018, 09:34 AM
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Outstanding restoration Jamie.

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 05-02-2018, 09:37 AM
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That's gorgeous.

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 05-02-2018, 11:05 AM
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(05-02-2018, 07:46 AM)oscar11 Wrote: Absolutely a beautiful job, Jamie,

Thanks Oscar.

(05-02-2018, 07:50 AM)lloydrm Wrote: Great job. Amazing turnover. How much time aprox was invested in the restoration? Just the time and effort on the scales was definitely worth it.  
How many stories your razor could tell ... 
I am not patient enough with this type of very delicate work so if I have to I tend to break it down in sessions and lots of mental preparation in anticipation.
Let us know how the shaves goes.

Thanks Lloyd.

(05-02-2018, 09:34 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Outstanding restoration Jamie.

Thanks Ricardo.

(05-02-2018, 09:37 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: That's gorgeous.

Thanks John.

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 05-02-2018, 02:51 PM
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Wow! Job well done! Is this a full hollow razor? Not sure if that detail was mentioned or not. Hopefully, it shaves as good as it looks, let us know!

Cheers,

Sanjay

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 05-02-2018, 09:18 PM
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(05-02-2018, 02:51 PM)someghai Wrote: Wow! Job well done! Is this a full hollow razor? Not sure if that detail was mentioned or not. Hopefully, it shaves as good as it looks, let us know!

Cheers,

Sanjay

Thanks Sanjay.

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 05-03-2018, 08:12 AM
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Terrific result!

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 05-03-2018, 10:07 PM
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(05-03-2018, 08:12 AM)efsk Wrote: Terrific result!


Thanks efsk.

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 05-03-2018, 10:10 PM
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Wow!! looks beautiful!

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 05-04-2018, 12:34 AM
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(05-03-2018, 10:10 PM)meshave Wrote: Wow!! looks beautiful!


Thanks.

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 05-04-2018, 04:01 AM
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Wow!  Beautiful

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 05-04-2018, 04:53 AM
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(05-04-2018, 04:01 AM)Lipripper60 Wrote: Wow!  Beautiful


Thanks Lipripper.

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 Today, 12:27 AM
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A lovely piece  Heart

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 Today, 12:48 AM
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Lovely job, well done Smile

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 Today, 02:19 AM
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(Today, 12:48 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Lovely job, well done Smile


Thanks. Smile

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