Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree7Likes
  • 1 Post By Gasman
  • 2 Post By bouschie
  • 1 Post By bouschie
  • 1 Post By RezDog
  • 1 Post By outback
  • 1 Post By Gasman

Thread: Dont know about these scales

  1. #1
    Senior Member blabbermouth Gasman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Colorado springs
    Posts
    2,120
    Thanked: 454

    Default Dont know about these scales

    I took this razor and soaked it in neatfoot oil for 2 weeks hoping to get the horn scales to soften up and become a little better for restoring but they didn't seem to get any better looking. I'm not sure if I was to unpin and start sanding on the scales, if they would get better or if the splits in the horn would just start to fall apart more. So I'm asking for some comments from others that have been in this spot before. The blade is in need of a lot of help too and wont be a display piece no mater what I do but If It can still become a good shaver and in its original scales, I'd put some time into it. I'm not too excited about this one that for sure.

    Comments?
    ejmolitor37 likes this.
    Jerry...

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Pompano Beach, FL
    Posts
    1,842
    Thanked: 413

    Default

    You know better. We need pictures. I generally unpin the razor and soak the scales while I am working on the blade.
    mglindo and ejmolitor37 like this.

  3. #3
    Senior Member blabbermouth Gasman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Colorado springs
    Posts
    2,120
    Thanked: 454

    Default

    Damn! Forgot the pictures. Sorry. Thanks for posting or I might not have looked. Guess I had too many thing on my mind when I started the thread.Name:  20171029_110341.jpg
Views: 81
Size:  52.3 KBName:  1.jpg
Views: 82
Size:  53.5 KBName:  20171029_110353.jpg
Views: 80
Size:  44.7 KB

    As far as the blade goes, think about how much of the stabilizer I'd have to grind away after getting the frown out. Not too sure its worth the work.
    Last edited by Gasman; 10-29-2017 at 08:37 PM.
    Jerry...

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Pompano Beach, FL
    Posts
    1,842
    Thanked: 413

    Default

    You have nothing to lose. I would unpin the blade. Soak the scales in neetsfoot oil. Sand. As for the escutcheon I would remove what is left. If you have an old broken bone or ivory scale try to shape it to fit in the recess and Superglue it in. Or fill it with silver solder, melted in with a soldering iron. If neither works then go to plan "B, new scales.
    RezDog likes this.

  5. #5
    Senior Member blabbermouth RezDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    9,347
    Thanked: 2837

    Default

    I think that sums up my thoughts too. Sometimes these things present good learning opportunities. You could soak them and save them for a later project if you are feeling like your skills are not there.
    It's not what you know, it's who you take fishing!

  6. #6
    Senior Member blabbermouth Gasman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Colorado springs
    Posts
    2,120
    Thanked: 454

    Default

    I un-pinned them and found that both scales were cracked thru the pivot ends. Just about fell apart after pulling the pin. Well, I went ahead and worked on shaping the razors edge and shoulder. Then I put it in the to-do box.
    Thanks for the replys.
    Jerry...

  7. #7
    Senior Member blabbermouth RezDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    9,347
    Thanked: 2837

    Default

    I would glue the together with CA and make a pattern from them. Handy things those patterns.
    Gasman likes this.
    It's not what you know, it's who you take fishing!

  8. #8
    Senior Member blabbermouth Gasman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Colorado springs
    Posts
    2,120
    Thanked: 454

    Default

    Good idea! I scrubbed them up first as they sat in oil for 2 weeks. After a good drying I'll glue them up tomorrow. I got a lot of bad scales for patterns now days. I mark them with a black sharpie so I dont try to did them out for use on other razors. Thanks Shaun.
    Jerry...

  9. #9
    Senior Member blabbermouth outback's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Akron, Ohio
    Posts
    6,461
    Thanked: 2369

    Default

    Well, first off, should have made the repairs first, then soak in oil. JMHO
    tintin likes this.
    Mike

  10. #10
    Senior Member blabbermouth Gasman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Colorado springs
    Posts
    2,120
    Thanked: 454

    Default

    I agree Mike. But i fivured it wouldnt hurt anything if i was to soak the blade too. Although it was a bit of a mess when unpinning. Next time!
    outback likes this.
    Jerry...

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •