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 Post subject: Rehandle on a SR
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:54 pm 
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Well, I finally got around to redoing one of my Straight Razors! This is a MagnetoSteel I got from my Great Uncle that had a crack near the toe of the round point blade.
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So I reground it back to a square point, but I made the edge a little bit farther back than the very front edge, so I can run the edge of the spine to my ears and not get sliced:
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Used some MAAS and Dremel to polish the blade, then rehandled with some stabilized Buckeye Burl scrap I had left over. I tried pinning it first, but cracked the scale, so I superglued it back together and found some threaded rod and tiny little hex nuts. Ivory Micarta spacer in the back and I used brass washers between the blade and scales. Nice and tight now, but smooth opening and closing! Just need to touch up the edge!

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 Post subject: Re: Rehandle on a SR
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Nice work!


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 Post subject: Re: Rehandle on a SR
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Thanks! Blade isn't perfectly centered and I need to learn more about pinning since the little hex nuts are a little sharp, but it's useable now!


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 Post subject: Re: Rehandle on a SR
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It's great to follow your new sr endeavors.


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 Post subject: Re: Rehandle on a SR
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:43 pm 
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really nicely done!


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 Post subject: Re: Rehandle on a SR
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:23 pm 
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I just got another razor from Ebay, so I will have some more rehandles coming up in my spare time!


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 Post subject: Re: Rehandle on a SR
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:46 pm 
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Taz be very very careful using the dremel to polish the razors. trust me its better to use a rag and alot of elbow grease.



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 Post subject: Re: Rehandle on a SR
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:10 pm 
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I do near the edge with the rag and use the dremel mostly above the edge bevel.


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 Post subject: Re: Rehandle on a SR
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:13 am 
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Btw the scales looks great!.

the dremel should not be used at all on the blades sides. thay spin way to fast with focusing on a very smal area that build up heat way to fast and does it before u know you have messed with the HT. The dremel is a good tool for work on the tang and in betwin the scales thou. if u plan to keep buffing blades with powertools witch im not a fan of at all, i say get a speed controlled buffer with atleast 6" wheels on it. and run it at low speed even with this u need to pay alot of attention to the heat building up and not over do it and round all the edges. ppl do this dremel thing and i have seen so many razors getting destroyed in the HT from it. When i started i did the dremel thing but learned fast it was not good at all and have since then both read alot about it and seen razors destroyed by it.

When i restore a blade now i only use a dremel inbetwin the scales where the tang is IF the razor has a large amount of active rust. if not so much i use a Fiberglas tipped pen (a pen that car painters use to sand down smal flaws in paint) witch is a very good tool that raches inbetwin those areas. and all blade work by hand. it takes time but IMO a propper restore.



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