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    Senior Member celticcrusader's Avatar
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    Very nicely done congratulations you.
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    My first restoration , which is my ugliest restoration is one of my best shavers.

    I was saying the other day, my motorcycle rides better when it's filthy.

    Maybe there is some thing in that or maybe I'm just a wackadoo?
    Maruka Kingpin of England

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    Very nice, especially for “all hand work.” I like to work by hand, for the lack of noise and dust.

    Horn is a very nice material to work with, a sharp hand plane and a simple shooting board will quickly flatten and thin a blank if you do not need to use heat.

    A hand scraper, also speeds up shaping and really cuts down on sanding. You can make one easily, from a putty knife, old chisel or thrift store steak knife.

    I like your TI scale design and your idea of thinning at the pivot, it really does make a big difference, in the feel, while stropping and shaving.

    Your pinning looks great.

    Next time perhaps a photo tutorial, showing your tool selection and your process. It might help motivate, another new guy, to do his own restore and pass the knowledge on.

    Not sure if you have seen these sources, but they may help someone else, if you have.

    Charlie Lewis’ video, “Making straight razor scales with a minimum amount of hand tools.”

    And Karl’s great Horn Scale making post. “How to make a traditional set of horn scales ... the way I do it.”

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    Handsomely done.

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    So many replies, I didn't think I would get this many. Lots of motivation and tips/tricks especially using a hand scraper. Charlie Lewis’ video is something I paid a lot of attention to before I started on this razor and a video by gssixgun on pinning and changing how the blade sits in the scales using directional pinning/peening, after a check I discovered the blade is bent slightly at the shank which would have caused the blade to sit at an angle within the scales, so many more video's too. Next time I make a razor good I think I will try a tutorial style posting, lots of pictures. In the mean time I intend on making a leather case for the razor using minimal tools, I will take photo's of the process and if it turns out alright I may post that as a tutorial.

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    Nice work, hope to see more!

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