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    Angry Saved a Duck!-- Dubl Duck Wonderedge

    Hello again,

    Here I have a Dubl Duck Wonderedge that was in pretty rough shape but with a little time and love I think she will fly again. When I received it the razor had a slight frown on the edge, some pitting on the spine with a few small blade imperfections/marks, warped scales (go figure), AND a crack in the scales by the pivot pin. I kind of questioned why I bought it when I noticed the crack in the scales, which was after I got home. I was mad and not sure if I wanted it now but I couldn't return it thanks to the awesome "no return" policy that many antiques come with. So I let it sit in my "to do" pile for a few months until I decided I had the patience to do it without getting frustrated.

    Once again, a Glen tutorial helped me straighten the scales, which are still not perfect but MUCH more straight than what they were (the edge hugs one side still). I would post a picture of the before scales but I got a new phone and computer since then and no longer have the before pictures. The method I used for straightening the scales was boiling water/steam and a piece of wood and clamps to achieve a straighter line with the scales. The razor got my typical buff and polish treatment, being sure to keep it cool while I did this.

    The cracked scale is what I thought would be the hard part, I wasn't sure what I should do but I knew super glue/CA glue was extremely hard when dried and will bond to almost anything. So I put on quite a few coats of super glue being generous so I could work it down in the end. This filled in the crack, the hole for the pin (which I re-drilled after everything- no big deal), and I had a little hump of super glue on one end of a scale when it was all said and done with. After the glue cured I began sanding to blend my "weld", then re-drilled my hole, and sanded even more. When I had it where I wanted it I took it to the buffing wheels and it blended perfectly! The crack can still be seen, but the glue blends straight into the scales without being able to distinguish where the glue stops and scales begin. I was happy but now worried I might not be able to pin the pivot end of the razor very tight at all. However in the end, the glue stood up to a nice snug pinning and came out great given the circumstances.

    Honing the frown was a pain, and honing it in general was difficult, at least it was for me. Some of you are much more proficient on the hones than I. In the end it took a fantastic edge and shaves like a dream. This duck flies again!

    Thanks for looking and sorry for the rant, there was a lot going on with this razor.

    Regards,
    Zac

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    The cracked scale! Crack is still visible but the glue blended well I think.

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    Its looking good!
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    Great looking razor! I hope to own one of those baby's one time but my budget won't allow it yet..
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    Nice job saving it ! I think the Wonderedge is a little harder steel than the other Ducks. At least they feel that way on the hones. I think that is why they named it that. While honing I was wondering if it was ever going to get a nice edge on it. Now I am wondering if I will ever have to hone it again :<0)
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    Thanks! Glad to know I'm not the only one who had a hard time getting an edge on them.

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    Great save. A Duck like that is a keeper. The shaves are awesome.
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    Nicely done my son!!

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