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    ..mama I know we broke the rules... Maxi's Avatar
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    Default 7/8 W&B, For Barber's Use

    So,

    I was over at Dllandry's last week making some strops with him. One thing leads to another and we head downstairs to look at some razors and hones. He had this one down there, but it had a problem. There was a crack about a third of the way from the toe, and it was about 3/16" long. It was long enough that you could bend the pieces of the blade away from each other.

    I took it to the grinder and re-profiled the edge to match the spine. Set the bevel and evened out the spine, and then greaseless. I think he'd put it in his tumbler before, so the small pits were clean.

    I ran the blade through all the polishing compounds, and this is as close to mirror as I've ever gotten. My thanks goes out to Max for putting up with my "How do I...." emails.

    New horn scales, up to 12k micromesh, stainless and Niag washers/pins. Bone wedge.

    Was playing around with some black background photography too....I found it much more difficult than a white background.

    Thanks for looking.
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    Great save on a beautiful blade!

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    I dare say that looks fantastic, some great scotch and a few cigars...the razor is not bad looking either. Great work!
    Why doesn't the taco truck drive around the neighborhood selling tacos & margaritas???

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    That's what I'm talking about (cigars/scotch) included

    Good to see you were persistent in achieving that final mirror. Two thumbs up. Have a great Sunday.

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    Nice Job! Those, shortened and smiled a bit, are really nice shavers! I like it!
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    Buy and/or sell for a good cause!
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    Great job Nate!
    so what did you end up with? near 6/8? it looks awsome!
    I like the horn.
    I always look forward to seeing your work.
    See ya in Guelph!
    Mike

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    All I can say is WOW that came out awesome thanks.

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    Really nice work

    It is always a good feeling to take one outta the scrap heap and end up with something that looks like that !!!


    I really like the wedge design

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    Excellent work! Those Cohiba Robustos look nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayamontate View Post
    Excellent work! Those Cohiba Robustos look nice too.
    They taste great too!

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