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    Default Rescaled my first razor!

    I wont share a pic, because it is not near to the level that you guys turn out, but yesterday I put new scales on a razor for the first time. Thanks for all of the information and all of the tips that I read from you folks. What was once a rotten rusty turd of an Amendola Brothers General Diaz model is now a not rusty and fairly well pinned thing. And yeah peening is kind of tricky.

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    Pinning is a bit tricky. Took me a few before i got the basics down. Im still not making them as nice as other here.
    Post your pics anyway. We all started with not know what we were doing. We might be able to point out a few things to help you along the way of getting better. I dont think anyone would tell you that it looks like %\$#. We have all been there. Well, maybe not Karl. I think he was born doing this stuff. Ha.
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    Its a first try, so why not share it. Hopefully I can keep working and trying. Bits and pieces that I scraped up so.......

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    BTW, i practiced pinning with popsicle sticks. Put 6 or 8 pins in to hold two sticks together. Cut off one side and do it again.

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    Getting nice peens took me a while too. It took me a long time to get the length right. For the first many I would start to peen and get it to start to dome over but still way too long to ever expect to tighten up, so I would file some off and then peen and file and peen until it all tightened up.
    It looks like you have a good start. When working on little skills like this it is all about practise.
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    Now that you have started, welcome to the restoration obsession.
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    The length is a problem. I peened the first side in my vice and then installed the pin and washer. Then I cut the pin using a dremel tool, but I left it a shade too long. Practicing on popsicle sticks sounds like a good idea. Thanks for the help, the inspiration, and the advice.

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    Grats on your first succes, hoping you have many many more
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    Congrats! Looks better than my first rescale........................
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    Welcome to the club Mr. Z! Jerry's correct. There's a learning curve involved, and if you are at all a perfectionist (like many of us) you'll find that you learn something new on each project. I just recently took up restoration because there are so many cool, old razors that can be made into great shavers! It is a bit of a rabbit hole though--you'll want a "hobby fund."

    Setting aside the pinning, the scales themselves look great from the picture. Pin hole placemen looks good and balanced too. There's a load of information in the threads on just about everything you need to know plus a lot of good videos on youtube. Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrZ View Post
    The length is a problem. I peened the first side in my vice and then installed the pin and washer. Then I cut the pin using a dremel tool, but I left it a shade too long. Practicing on popsicle sticks sounds like a good idea. Thanks for the help, the inspiration, and the advice.
    I have had good luck using a cheap drill chuck from Harbor Freight.
    1-2-half-inch-jacobs-keyed-chuck-45731.

    Other places have them but higher cost.
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