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    Default Straight Razor Restoration: Start to Finish

    I've added these videos to the Wiki, for future reference. I'll add them to the wiki as I complete them.
    http://straightrazorplace.com/srpwik...h_Video_Series

    I wanted to share with everyone a video from start to finish of how I restore a straight razor. These series of videos will, I believe, answer a ton of questions about restoration that may be difficult to answer.

    To the veteran restorers, I'm sure I've missed some things, I'm sure I've done some things wrong. Please let me know about it!

    To the guys looking to start restoring, I think this could be a real eye opener to how we do it.

    To the guys that don't fit in either of those groups, please, try not to make fun of my nerdy voice and poor public speaking skills. I was actually pretty nervous! hahaha.

    My intention is to complete a full series of videos that document the scale making process as well. Thus far, I only have done 5 segments, which cover blade unpinning and blade restore to mirror.

    I will edit this thread when I complete the remainder of the video.

    This razor will end up being donated to the SRP monthly giveaway, once it is finished, and someone will own a piece of Workshop history.


    Without further ado, here are the videos. I'm hoping I can embed at 480p, but, if not, you might want to double click them to open them in youtube.

    NOTE: I can't get them embedded at 480p, SRP auto-embeds them with default settings. I highly recommend double clicking each video, and watching them at 480p. The additional quality helps a lot!












    Coming soon: Scales for this razor!
    Last edited by holli4pirating; 03-07-2010 at 07:57 PM.

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    For some reason the embedded vid is not working correctly.

    ::EDIT::
    It appears you got it.
    Last edited by Logistics; 03-05-2010 at 11:36 AM.

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    Thanks Brad!

    Thats awesome! Your restores look amazing and its really great to see the steps you go through to get the results you get.


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    Awesome tutorial.
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    Great work Brad. These are really impressive.

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    Watching now.

    I made a playlist for easier viewing....Playlist of Brad's Resto Video Series.

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    Those were some great videos and incredibly useful for me, as I've been on the fence about getting a buffer in lieu of hand sanding.

    I've filed down my pins and then punched them out and never thought to try using the Dremel. The other bit I enjoyed was watching your linear method for hand polishing, as I'm a chaotic polisher and just use whatever part of the rag is cleanest. I'm also grateful that you put the text on your video instead of using those flippin' YouTube popup dialogs.

    Looking forward to watching you make those scales!

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    One thing i will add with the dremel... Dont go too nuts or use too high of a speed. The friction can cause the pin and washer to heat up and damage the scale.

    Quote Originally Posted by commiecat View Post
    Those were some great videos and incredibly useful for me, as I've been on the fence about getting a buffer in lieu of hand sanding.

    I've filed down my pins and then punched them out and never thought to try using the Dremel. The other bit I enjoyed was watching your linear method for hand polishing, as I'm a chaotic polisher and just use whatever part of the rag is cleanest. I'm also grateful that you put the text on your video instead of using those flippin' YouTube popup dialogs.

    Looking forward to watching you make those scales!

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    Wow! This is epic and needs to go right into the wiki for future reference. I've seen the pictures of folks using wheels but it didn't 'click' until I saw the videos of the restore...guess it's time to crack open the wallet and get some equipment.

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    Great videos. You did an awesome job explaining not only what but the why behind what you are doing. Can't wait to see the scales videos.

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