01-06-2013, 12:08 PM
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Howdy all -

10 days in and my Dovo just got its first tiny nick, maybe a 1/4" from the tip - I can (and just did) shave with it, after some serious stropping, but recognize this is not a situation to let sit.

Any guidance in step-by-step nick repair would be appreciated.

Thanks -

Dan O

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 01-06-2013, 12:22 PM
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You'll get better responses in the straight section.

You need to hone past the nick. Not a recommended DIY. Not at all. No. Nick repair is a job best left to those with proper tools and know how.

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 01-06-2013, 02:33 PM
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I have a Dremel with all the polishing bits, but no desire to use it - was thinking this might be something that could be gently accomplished with sharpening.

I recognize that it's really something more experienced people should do, though I can't help but think what my grandfather would have done in a similar situation - surely, not buy another razor, or go without until his razor's return?

Is there a good newbie guide to honing on here, or elsewhere?

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 01-06-2013, 03:03 PM
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If you go the Dremel route be VERY careful. A moment too long in one spot, depending on the bit, you could either eat up that edge or turn it blue rendering the blade useless from heat buildup.
You might first try 'breadkifing' it using either coarse sandpaper , a stone, or DMT. Keep working it back and forth until the chip is gone. Might take some effort but the cutting action is slow but little damage will be done.
Depending on the depth you just might be able to hone it out as well. Granted, this too will take time depending on the depth of the chip. To ease the wear on the spine you also might consider taping it until the chip is gone. Then proceed with regular bevel setting,honing etc.

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 01-06-2013, 04:57 PM
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You have not indicated how deep the nick is. So as mycarver says you might be able to hone it out and avoid the Dremel Route.

Good Luck

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 01-06-2013, 05:10 PM
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A picture certainly would be helpful to get a better idea of what we're talking about. Until then we can only take a shot in the dark. But the processes listed will work in most cases.

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 01-06-2013, 07:25 PM
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(01-06-2013, 05:10 PM)mycarver Wrote: A picture certainly would be helpful to get a better idea of what we're talking about. Until then we can only take a shot in the dark. But the processes listed will work in most cases.

good idea, will put one up in the AM - thanks to all for your advice

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 01-06-2013, 08:35 PM
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If it were me, i would be sending that razor to some one who knows what they are doing. Good luck.

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 01-07-2013, 07:58 AM
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(01-06-2013, 05:10 PM)mycarver Wrote: A picture certainly would be helpful to get a better idea of what we're talking about. Until then we can only take a shot in the dark. But the processes listed will work in most cases.

Two pics attached. The nick is super small - I had to fidget a bit to get the right angle for the thing to even be visible, and this viewing is under an 8x linen tester.

I guess another question might be "Is this even, technically speaking, a 'nick'?"
   
   

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 01-07-2013, 08:45 AM
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Nooooo! don't use power tools for that.

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 01-07-2013, 09:07 AM
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IF it was the kind of chip that required power tools, that should definitely be left to someone who knows what they're doing.

What you've got there just needs to be honed out

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 01-07-2013, 10:15 AM
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Simply honing will rectify that.

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 01-07-2013, 01:34 PM
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A trip to the 1k stone will sort that out in less than a minute.

I highly recommend NOT using a dremel on a straight razor. But at the very least, never use it to sand/abrade/grind/etc. Unless you're doing some dremel customization on a Gold Dollar. No one cares about those. But, I suppose it's your property and can destroy it if you want.

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 01-07-2013, 10:51 PM
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First of all, (NEVER USE A DREMEL POWER TOOL ON A RAZORS EDGE!) OK now I've made my point what Lee, Steve and David said, that tiny chip would be easily removed with a little visit to the Naniwa 1K stone

Jamie

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