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highball
05-25-2009, 06:51 PM
I have a Single Ring with two broken teeth. To make it safe to shave with, I snip the corner's off a blade with scissors.
Works great and you need not worry about that unprotected point biting you.

VR6ofpain
05-25-2009, 07:07 PM
Damn, this is awesome. What kind of scissors? You don't need tin snips or something?

highball
05-25-2009, 07:09 PM
I use just plain old every day scissors

SRock
05-25-2009, 07:21 PM
I have a Single Ring with two broken teeth. To make it safe to shave with, I snip the corner's off a blade with scissors.
Works great and you need not worry about that unprotected point biting you.

Too funny! That's awesome.

dpm802
05-25-2009, 07:47 PM
Very creative, but is it really necessary?

I thought the whole idea of having an open comb was to expose more blade area ... it seems you're defeating the purpose by snipping the blade.

I don't know if having a broken tooth on a razor really presents much danger ... as long as you observe proper technique, you should be OK.

napoleon
05-25-2009, 11:52 PM
Great idea!!!!




Very creative, but is it really necessary?

I thought the whole idea of having an open comb was to expose more blade area ... it seems you're defeating the purpose by snipping the blade.

I don't know if having a broken tooth on a razor really presents much danger ... as long as you observe proper technique, you should be OK.

Well, he may just be cautious. Someone could shave without the comb altogether, just the top part of the head, blade, and screwed together. But if theres a comb, why not use it:smile:

mdunn
05-25-2009, 11:56 PM
cool idea.

how many times did it bite you before you thought to snip? :biggrin:

highball
05-26-2009, 12:26 AM
cool idea.

how many times did it bite you before you thought to snip? :biggrin:

I read the Bostonian value thread (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=89251&page=2 )
How Darjeeling Express had restored the Bostonian with the broken tooth. He mentioned that the broken tooth resulted in an over exposed, unprotected blade corner.
I had a old single ring laying around with the same problem, so I came up with this, tried it out, works great.

SRock
05-26-2009, 04:55 AM
Very creative, but is it really necessary?

I thought the whole idea of having an open comb was to expose more blade area ... it seems you're defeating the purpose by snipping the blade.

I don't know if having a broken tooth on a razor really presents much danger ... as long as you observe proper technique, you should be OK.

Doesn't hurt to be safe.


Great idea!!!!

Well, he may just be cautious. Someone could shave without the comb altogether, just the top part of the head, blade, and screwed together. But if theres a comb, why not use it:smile:

Nothing wrong with responsible ORM.

napoleon
05-26-2009, 06:32 AM
But, highball, you know there is a bounty on your life now.:biggrin:
That broken tooth was the only reason I didn't buy that new improved. Why didnt you think of this sooner!:mad:


:smile:

EDIT: you can relax, I bought another new improved:biggrin:

highball
05-26-2009, 10:39 AM
Very creative, but is it really necessary? I suppose not


I don't know if having a broken tooth on a razor really presents much danger ... as long as you observe proper technique, you should be OK.

I can send you the Silver Ring and a styptic pencil to test out . A missing tooth in the center would be no big deal, a corner tooth is a different matter

Darjeeling Express
05-26-2009, 11:20 AM
Highball graciously sent me a pm on this. I am fully confident this will be the perfect fix and I will try it out tomorrow. Thank you HB!

Darjeeling Express
05-26-2009, 06:10 PM
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. I just snipped off the corner and it looks and fits perfectly.

highball
05-26-2009, 11:22 PM
But, highball, you know there is a bounty on your life now.:biggrin:
That broken tooth was the only reason I didn't buy that new improved. Why didnt you think of this sooner!:mad:


:smile:

EDIT: you can relax, I bought another new improved:biggrin:

Pictures, we wanna see pictures of your New Improved

Fnord5
05-26-2009, 11:25 PM
Great idea!!!!





Well, he may just be cautious. Someone could shave without the comb altogether, just the top part of the head, blade, and screwed together. But if theres a comb, why not use it:smile:

I might have to give that a try :scared: :biggrin:

Jatte
05-26-2009, 11:38 PM
you cant shave without it on a 3 peice gillete, atleast the ones i have,

the handle only screws in a certain distance, leaving about a milimeter for the unbent blade to flop around and do its best to cut your face off

highball
05-26-2009, 11:49 PM
I might have to give that a try :scared: :biggrin:

That I'd like to see:thumbup1:

napoleon
05-27-2009, 12:16 AM
Pictures, we wanna see pictures of your New Improved

It's still in the mail. Ugly little thing that will get replated:001_smile

ambrose
05-27-2009, 01:00 AM
I know of a better tip for this issue, buy a new one no cutting involved. :lol:

highball
03-16-2010, 11:55 AM
I just gave away a razor with a broken end tooth, thought I would bring this post back up to show a easy fix

dpmtherrien
03-16-2010, 01:23 PM
Nice idea, and it works too. Congrats on a creative fix. :a14: :yesnod: :ihih:

shamus
03-16-2010, 01:43 PM
Great idea and ingenuity. Thanks for sharing this "new and improved" quick. Cheers.:thumbup1:

texbilly
03-16-2010, 01:52 PM
Nice work, Mike! Now where were you when I tried to sell this Bostonian? :001_rolle

http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt74/texbilly/IMG_0813.jpg

highball
03-16-2010, 05:34 PM
Nice work, Mike! Now where were you when I tried to sell this Bostonian? :001_rolle

http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt74/texbilly/IMG_0813.jpg

Wow Bill, that is one sad looking razor

MajorBurnz
03-19-2010, 03:59 AM
I'm the guy who benefited from Mike's generosity. (Thanks again, Mike). :thumbup1:

I really liked his fix, but I wanted to try something else.

I've had really good results fixing metal and ceramic objects with a product called FastSteel. It's a metal reinforced epoxy putty. It has the stickiness of epoxy, but it hardens into a steel-hard surface. It's supposed to be functional submerged in water and at a wide range of temperatures. As I said, I've used it for various things around the house without any failures over a period of years.

When I got the ND head, I cleaned out the broken tooth area, and then machined (Dremel) a little groove to maximize the contact area the epoxy would have. I then mixed the epoxy putty and started to 'fashion' the tooth - by hand (as can be seen in the pics). This is not as easy to do as it sounds, as the putty sticks to everything, even your fingers (it takes a few days to scrub off the last few bits of metal from the fingers). I used an SE blade to cut off the extra bits. I then let it cure overnight.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm128/yohannrjm/100_1526.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm128/yohannrjm/DSCN3123.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm128/yohannrjm/DSCN3124.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm128/yohannrjm/DSCN3125.jpg

I only received the comb plate from Mike, but I have a fat-handled Tech so I used the handle and head-cap from it. It is nickel-plated, so I made a bit of a franken-razor.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm128/yohannrjm/100_1527.jpg

I finger-tested it this morning, and the 'tooth' seemed to be solidly built in place ----- so it was time to see if it survived a shave.

:w00t: It did great (at least over one shave). I didn't notice any difference between the two sides of the razor at all.

The only issue will be the longevity of this fix. I have no idea how long it will last - it could break off during the next shave. I've used this epoxy on items that would be repetitively put under strain and had no issues, but I've never fashioned something so delicate before.

The next thing I have to do is get my hands on a gold Tech, so I can have the rest of the razor match the head.

I'll keep people posted on how this turns out over the next month or so.

NOTE: My handiwork on the tooth leaves a lot to be desired. The great thing is that I can remove this tooth and remake it if I so desire (it was a pain to make the first time, so, since it works, I don't see myself voluntarily doing it again).

--> This should be possible to do for inner teeth as well. However, they're much thinner, so it will be even harder to fabricate one properly. If you want to try this, I'd strongly recommend cutting a notch into the head where the tooth would go. There's no way a tooth would adequately stick to the head without the notch. Personally, I wouldn't be bothered to replace an inner tooth - a missing one won't affect the shave.

--> This epoxy cures in 1 h. I have another version of this that takes 2 days to cure, and hardens even further than this one. If this one fails, that's the thing I'll try next. That one hardens into a metallic silver surface, instead of the dark grey of this one.

highball
03-19-2010, 08:33 AM
Great idea yohann, you might be able to clean it up with your dremel and a file now that the epoxy putty has set up.

highball
10-12-2010, 08:12 PM
I was just asked about a broken tooth fix, so I am bumping this old thread

MajorBurnz
10-13-2010, 03:12 AM
I used the razor with the fix I mentioned above for several months. There were no issues with the fashioned tooth.

However, I wanted the head replated, so I asked Michael (buddydog) if he'd be able to tackle fashioning a tooth for it.

He was happy to give it a go. I still haven't received the head back, but here are some pics of the process that he sent me yesterday (pics used without permission, I will take them down if Michael asks me to):

http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/P1060038.jpg
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/P1060039.jpg
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/P1060040.jpg
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/P1060043.jpg
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/P1060041.jpg

The head still needs to be replated, so I haven't had a chance to try it out after the fix. However, it's unlikely that it will be any less robust than my hokey fix. It's not like these teeth are put under that much of stress. If the join can take submersion in water and soap, then it should last.

This is just a heads-up that some tooth damage can be fixed.

I don't know if this would work for narrow teeth (like on the Old-type, or inner teeth on the New/New Deluxe), but there's no harm in asking if it can be done.

My fix (with the epoxy) was cheaper, though. :lol: (buddydog's charge was very reasonable).

That's one of the great things about B&B: it puts us in touch with some real artists!! Thanks Michael (buddydog), and thanks Mike (highball), for giving me the ND head.

Nozzlejocky
10-13-2010, 03:33 AM
Very inventive. Looks like it would work well. Good job!

buddydog
10-13-2010, 11:18 AM
Once I become a vendor I'll be offering this service here.The new tooth is silver soldered in place.

gearchow
10-13-2010, 11:28 AM
Once I become a vendor I'll be offering this service here.The new tooth is silver soldered in place.It's actually stronger than the rest of the teeth.Any of the teeth can be rebuilt like this.

Nice craftsmanship! Shaping the inside of the tooth must be especially time consuming.

:thumbup:

-jim

highball
10-13-2010, 12:00 PM
Well done, that tooth came out nice