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Wade & Butcher restorations

Postby brothers » Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:50 pm

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Re: Wade & Butcher restorations

Postby drmoss_ca » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:29 am

Show us the 'after' photos!

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Re: Wade & Butcher restorations

Postby brothers » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:37 am

Yeah, very funny Chris! You should see the "before" pictures. LOL :D
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Re: Wade & Butcher restorations

Postby TheMonk » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:36 pm

They look good, Gary!
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Re: Wade & Butcher restorations

Postby brothers » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:03 pm

Thanks David. Glen in Idaho (known as Gssixgun here on SMF and on SRD) restored the yellow wedge and polished and made new scales for the other one. These old razors along with a few others will be given to my son and grandson one of these days.
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Re: Wade & Butcher restorations

Postby brothers » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:04 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:Show us the 'after' photos!

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Here's one of them:
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Re: Wade & Butcher restorations

Postby EL Alamein » Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:11 pm

Nice!
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Re: Wade & Butcher restorations

Postby brothers » Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:18 pm

Nothing's as smooth as a wedge.
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Re: Wade & Butcher restorations

Postby brothers » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:50 am

drmoss_ca wrote:Show us the 'after' photos!

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Here's the other one:

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Re: Wade & Butcher restorations

Postby Squire » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:21 pm

I like that one.
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Re: Wade & Butcher restorations

Postby brothers » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:57 pm

That etching is deep and crisp. There's very little hone wear and no rust. makes me wonder if it wasn't used much if any. This doesn't explain why the old handle was broken and tied with string, many decades ago.
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Re: Wade & Butcher restorations

Postby brothers » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:57 pm

Tomorrow's going to be the 6th shave with the old W&B wedge, post restoration. It feels pretty good coming off the strops, for what that's worth.
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Re: Wade & Butcher restorations

Postby brothers » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:45 am

Today I used the Wedge. It didn't happen yesterday as planned. The result was very good. It seems that the edge is holding up well, considering I always have a full 3 pass shave with my straight razors, as well as the others.
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