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Found this poor thing on eBay. I can’t let Union Tidioute knives die like this, so I’m in the middle of bringing this one back to life. Looks like she will make a decent 4/8 when completed.
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You are off to a stellar start!
I look forward to seeing the finished product.
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Back from the dead, it is now a 4/8 and sharpened, honed, and shave ready.
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I love it! A great decision on the handle material, very eye-catching.
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Great restore job!
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Reverand wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 10:44 am I love it! A great decision on the handle material, very eye-catching.
Thank you!
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C-WADE7 wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 11:36 am Great restore job!
Thanks!
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Looks great ::tu::
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First and foremost that looks great! I am curious and have looked into restoration some over the years but what do you use for the pins and washers? Did you make the scales also or did you source them from another razor or buy them? Hope you dont mind the questions.

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All fair questions. The pins and washers you can purchase on Etsy or eBay. Just look for straight razor pins or straight razor repair kit. There are sets of pre cut and ready to use scales on both sites also. Just search for straight razor scales. If I am going for a custom color or custom scales, I look for knife scales or acrylic scales. This will give a wider secretion, and I will fabricate my own.
Also, FB has many groups dedicated to straight razor repair and wet shaving. You can PM if you would like more info.
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Well done. Makes you wonder how anyone could have shaved with a frown like that. I guess the old hands were tough.
I ought to sort through my pile and see if there's any you might want to mess with. I've got about a 60 day rotation now and am pretty much out of the mood to rework any more.
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Owd Wullie wrote: Sun Mar 10, 2024 3:26 am Well done. Makes you wonder how anyone could have shaved with a frown like that. I guess the old hands were tough.
I ought to sort through my pile and see if there's any you might want to mess with. I've got about a 60 day rotation now and am pretty much out of the mood to rework any more.
I may be able to work on a few if you would like.
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Whitneyrifle wrote: Sat Mar 09, 2024 11:08 am All fair questions. The pins and washers you can purchase on Etsy or eBay. Just look for straight razor pins or straight razor repair kit. There are sets of pre cut and ready to use scales on both sites also. Just search for straight razor scales. If I am going for a custom color or custom scales, I look for knife scales or acrylic scales. This will give a wider secretion, and I will fabricate my own.
Also, FB has many groups dedicated to straight razor repair and wet shaving. You can PM if you would like more info.
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Appreciate the response!! I have some around i might fix up just for the fun of it. I like fixing stuff up. I mean I dont need more hobbies but why not lol.

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How did you cut that barbers notch in the end of that blade?
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Mr Mike wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 2:41 am How did you cut that barbers notch in the end of that blade?
A small grinding barrel on the end of a Dremel. I would go for several seconds, then dip in water, then continue to desired depth.
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Thanks, looks great!
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Whitneyrifle wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 1:38 am Back from the dead, it is now a 4/8 and sharpened, honed, and shave ready.
looks really great :D
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