Rules of Restoration

Discussion in 'General Workshop Discussion' started by gssixgun, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time .... Staff Member

    Little Quotes to live by when working on Vintage Razors


    Any that you have come up with over the years ?
     
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  2. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time .... Staff Member

    One of my First


    "Rush a Restore Wreck a Razor"
     
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  3. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time .... Staff Member

    another oldie but goodie I coined years back



    "The worst pitting will always be just deeper than the faintest etching"


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  4. geezer

    geezer Member

    An instant of impatience can ruin hours of concentrated effort! Packwood OOOPz.JPG
     
  5. RezDog

    RezDog Member

    Not specific to razors, but a general term used around the shop.
    We often learn the most from what goes into the garbage can.
     
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  6. Gasman

    Gasman Show me that again!

    Goes along the lines of Geezers but not as fancy of words...
    Dont Hurry! Have the time to do the job before starting. Learned that one the hard way.
     
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  7. Newcreature

    Newcreature New Member

    Walk Away When You Get Frustrated, come back Later
     
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  8. DoughBoy68

    DoughBoy68 New Member

    My garbage can is called 'My Screw Ups File Cabinet'................
     
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  9. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time .... Staff Member

    "I have yet to see a razor wrecked by a judicious use of Electrical tape, I have fixed many that have been honed without it"
    ~gssixgun ca. 2008


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  10. Bruno

    Bruno Administrator Staff Member

    Tape is good. Tape is my friend. I never hone without it.
     
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  11. paul76

    paul76 Member

    Tape is definitely my friend. Another thing I’ve learned is if I’m not sure of how to do something ask those with more experience, since there are others who have encountered the problem. There hasn’t been a question yet that I haven’t gotten at least one good solution to.
     
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  12. paul76

    paul76 Member

    I read a really good one on srp on fb today,
    “ never underestimate how sharp a dull razor can be”
     
  13. DoughBoy68

    DoughBoy68 New Member

    First straight razor I tried to clean up nearly cut the end of my finger off, I didn't think it was that sharp! Boy was I wrong.
     
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  14. Mike Blue

    Mike Blue New Member

    A dull blade does cut deeper. It takes more pressure to get the edge to start cutting when dull and the tendency is to push the edge into a slice (the most efficient use of the edge). Pushing the skin gives a lesser sensation and we tend to push harder so once it begins we can't pull out in time. Where a sharp edge you feel the cut quicker and tend to pull off the pressure lessening the cut.
     
  15. Bruno

    Bruno Administrator Staff Member

    The cut also takes a lot longer to heal, and with more itching and dead flesh.
     
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  16. geezer

    geezer Member

    Don't waste energy by talking to buddies about a job, do it and show it. That is; unless the buddy has info you need to do it.
     
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