What's on your work bench right now?

Discussion in 'Restoration & Razor Making How-To's.....' started by Luecke2326, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Moderator

    This razor arrived at dinner time today J.R Torrey 210, USA 5/8th

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    Now it goes on the workbench to be stripped down a bloody good cleaning, scales sanded and polish and blade done at the same time sanded. Then I might give it a mirror shine and put it like it was when new, or I could leave it as is and call it a beat up razor....

    Just kidding as if I would
  2. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Moderator

    A quick update here is the blade up to now do I leave it at this stage or go more

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  3. Thank you gents.
  4. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Moderator

    Update on the J.R Torrey 210, USA 5/8th
    This is how it is now I'm calling it a day on this one, it has some slight pitting on the blade but I'm happy to leave some giving the age anyhow here it is

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  5. Dang, it looks good as is! Nice save Ian!

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  6. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Moderator

    Thank you Matt!!!
    It sure has turned out nice to be honest better than I thought it would.......
  7. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Moderator

    Up next is my J.R. Torrey Co. Our136

    This is how came to me

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    This is it now

  8. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Moderator

    Now onto the next one on my hit list restoring my Gold Bug S.R Droescher Inc,

    This is how it arrived here with me.

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    Scales are warped so it's going to get clear yellow with a white wedge,

    After polishing the blade, its now ready to have the tang put back to gold that's getting done tomorrow morning. Then I will make the new scales and be finished tomorrow night, but here is the blade sanded and polished to a high shine.

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    Last edited: Jul 7, 2019
  9. Gday all,

    Been a long time!!! What’s on my work bench? Well left over projects of course.

    I have a fredr bohmann and sohne from 1930 that is getting new scales made [​IMG] in the process of staining. Believe me they will look better then that dodger photo. Picked this one up from Larry at whipped dog a few years ago.

    Next contestant is a no namer that I’m making some red translucent scales for. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I have a Thiers Issard that was all done and then I dropped it and chipped the edge of the blade [​IMG] so hopefully I will be able to fix it or someone else can but the scales were done by hand.

    Then I have this mixed bunch that I want to sort out. A Thomas turner, a Dixie mfc or mfg honestly didn’t look too hard at it and some other bits and bobs [​IMG] [​IMG]

    So I’d say I’ll be a busy boy for a while.

    Oh by the way, Ian rocks. A master craftsman.
  10. So here is an update. I got the no namer all scaled up. Need to mushroom the pins a bit more and buff the whole thing down one last time but we are 95% there. [​IMG]
  11. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Moderator

    Love the colour of the red scales they seem to make any blade pop, but you have a nice choice of blades to restore mate.
    They all will look fantastic when finished...:punk::punk::punk::punk:
  12. Yeah. It’s a bit of a bug this restoring razors isn’t it? Once bitten there isn’t a cure....... oh well.
  13. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Moderator

    Oh yes a very big bug and a very deep hole lol, but I love being down here the plus side you get free beers......:001_tt2::001_tt2::001_tt2::001_tt2:
  14. Hahahahahaha

  15. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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