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    Default snatching defeat from the jaws of victory....

    i while back i was pm'ing with shakin jake and he told me about a razor he loved that had broken in the tang area..... i told him to ship it to me and i would fix it..... i had said i was 98.4% sure i could do it with no problem... so i got the blade in the mail....... i opened the package and then went to make sure it was dull by rubbing the edge on a piece of glass...... and promptly dropped it and broke the tip.... not a good start...... anyway..... here is it when i went to work on it....



    clamped to a heat sink and ready to TIG up.......



    here is is welded up......... notice i was able to keep the HAZ *(heat affected zone) wayyyyyy away from the cutting edge...




    anyway...... the tang was slightly bent... so i carefully heated it up and straightened it out.... then there was the tiniest bit of twist that was going to cause trouble with closing properly.......

    so i carefully heated it again and was removing the twist when i put my thumb through the cutting edge............

    i had it alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllmost there and i blew it...... jake i am really sorry i tried my best on this one....

    but i know now i can repair one.....

    look... no damage to blade temper....




    a nice walk in the woods helps me relax and relieves tension....

    the fact i'm dragging a shovel and a body should be irrelevant...

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    Paco's Dungeon of Doom!!!!
    One, two! One, two! and through and through...The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
    My Vorpal Razors

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    I don't see any cat-o-nine tails, an iron maiden, or the rack in the background of any of your photos.

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    Oh, I thought this was a thread about the Cincinnati Bengals. NEEEEVER MIIIIND!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paco664 View Post
    so i carefully heated it again and was removing the twist when i put my thumb through the cutting edge............
    You have thumbs of steel, on 2 accounts. First able to put your thumb through the blade, impressive. Second, and more impressive, is being able to touch the blade to bend it after heating.

    So close..
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    Well, in the end you did fix the tang...just like you said you would......
    One, two! One, two! and through and through...The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
    My Vorpal Razors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc226 View Post
    You have thumbs of steel, on 2 accounts. First able to put your thumb through the blade, impressive. Second, and more impressive, is being able to touch the blade to bend it after heating.

    So close..
    lol...... yeah.. i had gauntlet gloves on....and the blade was wrapped with a cold wet rag up to the tang....

    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    Well, in the end you did fix the tang...just like you said you would......
    true that....
    a nice walk in the woods helps me relax and relieves tension....

    the fact i'm dragging a shovel and a body should be irrelevant...

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    Didn't you practice on a GD first?

    Nice looking weld at least...

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    Perfect! Job done. Now slap some scales on that baby, ship it back, and blame the damage on the postman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by legion View Post
    Perfect! Job done. Now slap some scales on that baby, ship it back, and blame the damage on the postman.
    Insure it for $250 first.
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    Okay... so it's not so good for shaving now. No biggie. Scale it in old junk celluloid, bury it in the yard for a month, and it's an antique worth $40.
    "A noble heart embiggens the smallest man." (Jebediah Springfield)

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    someone snap another one and send it to me........ i can do this.....
    a nice walk in the woods helps me relax and relieves tension....

    the fact i'm dragging a shovel and a body should be irrelevant...

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    Quote Originally Posted by paco664 View Post
    someone snap another one and send it to me........ i can do this.....
    You want this GD, you can have it, break it, and re-fix it, just for the heckuvit.



    just remember, it asked for it:
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    If i killed that i could not with clear conscience resurrect it...

    That poor poor thing...
    a nice walk in the woods helps me relax and relieves tension....

    the fact i'm dragging a shovel and a body should be irrelevant...

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    Oh boy! Houston we got a problem......

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    Quote Originally Posted by paco664 View Post
    ...... jake i am really sorry i tried my best on this one....

    but i know now i can repair one.....

    ~~~Hey Mate!...you gave it your best...sometimes we all come up short...I'm not surprised about the outcome...she was a rusty old girl way before I laid eye on her



    Thanks again for giving it the old college try

    FWIW, I love shaving with old beater razors...nothing fancy, just cleaned up on my bufffer with me going over the edge and enjoying the resulting shaves. I'm truly in it for the edge and the shave. The razor to me is nothing more than a tool. I like new shaving tools and I equally like old vintage shaving tools as well. Vintage straight razors...they can't be beat for shaving with

    Thanks again for giving it a shot Brian!


    Best,


    Jake
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    Wow dude - what a bad buz! I can totally see you going through the gambit of emotions on that one lol!!

    Mighty fine of you to try though man!!
    - David

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