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    Exclamation Blade need additional parts?

    I found a series of great razors on ebay to restore
    the problem? they are JUST the blades. four of them from great makers.
    is this economic? can the scales/ pins/ other necessities be purchased with ease?


    I am new to this just purchased my strop and shave ready blade as well as hones looking to restore blades as a hobby

    Thanks

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    Most people who get into restorations usually make their own scales. The tools and materials you'll need are all easily purchased. There are a few vendors who sell factory made scales that you can just drill a pivot hole and pin the razor into.

    I would suggest you hold off for a few weeks at the very least, just until you have shaved a few times and you know you'll stick with it. Then if you so desire, get some old blades and start cleaning them up, make some scales and pin them together, then send it to be honed or try honing them yourself.

    Good luck.

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    I am a Barber and have been using replaceable blades for years (i shave my own face as well). my profession does not allow these blades anymore so i am not well versed. i am however done with buying replaceable blades. how does one make these scales?

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    It would serve you well to take the time to explore this site thoroughly as someone who is new to razor restoration. There are lots of good articles that will take you step-by-step through the entire restoration process. Here are some tips on scale making found in the wiki. Do a search of the entire site to find articles that are specific to any questions you may have.

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    on SRP is the Workshop Sub-Forum = http://straightrazorplace.com/workshop/

    At the top of the Workshop you will see some red threads (Sticky's) one of which is = Welcome to the Workshop: How do I / Where do I / What do I / answers are here

    More info then you will ever need is packed in that thread

    PS: every year in July we have a Meet in Denver if the Sceen name means by chance you are in Colorado

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    Hello coloradogarret, and welcome.  , in Florida, has a consistent supply of scales and pins. You get the pins with the scales. The scales are prepinned at the wedge end and undrilled at the hinge end, so you can position the blade correctly. It helps a lot to have a drill press for that.

    For making your own scales, a belt sander is really the only tool you need. For pinning, one of those little jeweler's anvils is nice, and a small peening hammer. I got mine at one of the big-box hobby stores.

    The only other thing you'd need to get those blades into scales are thrust washers, the paper-thin brass washers between the blade and the scales. It's easier to make them than it is to find them commercially; PM me your address and I can mail you a few. I'm in Grand Junction. Are you somewhere in Colorado?

    Best wishes.
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    Thank you all for the info. I do live in colorado spngs and i am sad to hear i just missed the meet and greet. I am going to make my own, seems like basic shop class things. tell me if i am wrong but it seems that as long as the scales are basically the same size, shape is up to the imagination. Thank you all for your time and i would like a sample of the washers. Again thank you all

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      These are great prices, I think I ended up spending about four hundred dollars for my scales all said and done, of course if you have a sander, jigsaw, buffer, drillpress, matterials, sanding paper, grit compound, buffer wheels then go for it,not to mention sleeping on the couch for a week after my wife found out how much I spent,she still doesn't really know how much I spent. All kidding aside I do have fun making my own custom scales, cause I do make other stuff with them,but I you're just starting out keep it simple, it does take up less space.I hope the link comes out I still don't know how to add a link

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