Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17
Like Tree24Likes

Thread: Straightening a spine on a wedge?!

  1. #11
    Huh... Oh here pfries's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Tri-Cities TN
    Posts
    2,271
    Thanked: 357

    Default

    clean it up and try tape,
    my best guess from the pictures minmum 2 layers probably 3.
    You would be amazed at what it can do.
    I have one that looke similar, three layers of tape and it now has a small very even bevel.
    Just a thought I wanted to share.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to pfries For This Useful Post:

    Holstertrader (04-13-2013)

  3. #12
    Senior Member blabbermouth Kees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    4,922
    Thanked: 567

    Default

    Width of the bevel nor an irregular width are a problem. In the olden days precision grinding wasn't that sophisticated. It is the sharpness that counts. I have acquired a few wedges honed by experienced honers with irregular bevels but keen edges. You may want to try a narrow hone, say 1-1.5" if you feel the edge does not make good contact with your hone. Tape is an option for easier honing and narrower bevel but does not remedy an edge that needs resetting.
    Lemur likes this.

  4. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    31
    Thanked: 2

    Default

    I used 3 layers of tape and it seemed to get a nice edge on it. It's still ugly, but it shaves good!
    pfries and Chevhead like this.

  5. #14
    Senior Member Johnus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    1,979
    Thanked: 196

    Default

    I stay away from Wedges and anything that even looks like it has extensive spine wear. It beyond any ability that I want to develop.
    There's so many other razors that need a good home. Go with the ones that want to be fixed.

  6. #15
    'tis but a scratch! roughkype's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Durango, Colorado
    Posts
    2,096
    Thanked: 442
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Hey Holstertrader,

    I did the same things to an old Greaves wedge. It was while I was still learning, and I did a lot of really bad things to that blade: hit it on the faucet, breadknifed out the damage, then really wore down the spine while chasing the bevel out to an edge again. This is why folks are advised to practice on junk blades.

    Sheffield steel is at one extreme of hardness--it's the softest you'll find in good razors, so hones away the fastest. New York and TI steel, and probably some of the new custom makers' blades, are at the other extreme--very hard, very slow to hone, also not the best to learn on.

    Solingen steel seems to be the plain-vanilla middle.

    And a lot of us, myself now included, just avoid wedges and thereby avoid at least some heartbreak.

    Best wishes.
    onimaru55 and Chevhead like this.
    "These aren't the droids you're looking for." "These aren't the droids we're looking for." "He can go about his business." "You can go about your business."

  7. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    31
    Thanked: 2

    Default

    After trying all the suggestions, I accepted defeat and sent the razor out to Vegas for Max to do his magic! Can't say that I'm not 100 percent happy because I am. This is my picture of the damage, and his picture of the completed work. Ya, I'll bow to the better knowledge of a true master! Thanks for all the advice my friends.Name:  2013-05-20_20-11-21_935.jpg
Views: 198
Size:  28.6 KBName:  2013-05-20_20-11-31_206.jpg
Views: 179
Size:  32.6 KBName:  securedownload.jpg
Views: 191
Size:  36.1 KB

  8. #17
    Huh... Oh here pfries's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Tri-Cities TN
    Posts
    2,271
    Thanked: 357

    Default

    Looks like a different animal, and in a great way.

    Max does some incredible work, (Nice work Max)

    it will be a whole lot easier to maintain than fix so you should have it in the bag,

    and now for the important stuff Enjoy!!!
    It is just Whisker Whacking
    Relax and Enjoy!
    Local Help/ Mentors



Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •