This was my first attempt at restoring a razor. It's a WH Sample & Sons 11/16 straight that I picked up cheap off ebay. (unfortunately I don't have a "before" photo of this one)
As you can see the blade has some significant pitting near the toe but I didn't want to attempt sanding it all out. I hand sanded up to 600 grit and then threw it in a tumbler for the rest of the polishing.
The one-piece scale is made from Tasmanian Huon Pine with the finish coat being CA glue. I used stacked stainless steel and brass washers with nickel silver pins. Although you can't see it from the photo's the spacer is also made from Huon Pine.
Let me know what you think and any advice for improving my restorations - I'm trying to learn as much as I can.
This was my first attempt at making scales and pinning so I'm reasonably happy with it. Learnt lots of stuff on this restore and I'm now working on the restore of a Wostenholm I*XL with a Blackheart Sassafras one-piece scale.