Restoration "Yellow Pages"
Folks, from time to time I see threads asking for restoration services. But there's no one central location for all the information about who the restorers are, where they are located, or what their fees are. So ... here we go.
I have divided the razor restorers into three categories. First, are those who offer what I'd call "full service" restoration: they'll take a rusty, chipped hunk of crap-o-la and regrind, polish, make new scales ... the whole enchalada, as it were. Second, are those who want to focus on some of those aspects, but not all ... maybe they want to just polish decent razors and make scales, but not be responsible (or have the tools) for major blade repair. Third are what I will call "rookies": these are the new kids on the block, who don't mind identifying themselves as such ... they are learning the basics, so they might not be able to do all the fancy stuff and their work might not be flawless, but they like this hobby of thiers and you can probably get a pretty decent price. No one is classified as a "rookie" unless he himself (rather than a third party) requests it.
Full Service Restoration & Scales
Scales & Polishing
This list is, obviously, incomplete. It will be, as well, a fluid collection of info as old restorers retire and new restorers join the scene. I invite restorers to post below all the necessary information, and I will edit the brief details into this post. Please post again if any of your information changes (rates, address, whatever) and I will re-edit.
Members, please feel free to encourage razor restorers to contact me if you know of one that you can recommend ... I considered posting contact information on a Member's recommendation, but decided against it as I don't want to post someone's address or e-mail without their permission. Of course, if a restorer has his own website, post or PM the link!
Legal: Nothing in this post or this thread can be taken as any sort of endorsement by B&B (or by me or any of the Mods) of the services mentioned. This is simply a collection point for information, not an assessment of the services offered. While I will try to keep the information here relatively current, we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided, and it is your obligation to contact the restoration service in question to finalise any work & financial details.
World-wide: B&B has a very ecclectic, international membership from all corners of the Globe. Please provide information on what parts of the globe you are willing to ship to, and the prices for that.
Real Names: I prefer to list restorers by their real names, addresses and e-mails. I will be listing internet forum pseudonyms or suggestions that members "just PM so-and-so", but I want this to be as transparent and factual as possible, so that our members can get the full information without further work, and the restorers are not 'hiding' behind a pseudonym. (E-mail addresses will be listed in such a way that you cannot simply click on the address to e-mail, to attempt to hinder spam and such. An example would be ... cookiemonster "at" sesame_street dot com.) As some people wish to minimise the amount of their personal info on the internet, I will allow a reduced disclosure of contact information for B&B members in good standing.
Actual Prices: Razor restorers should try to indicate in their posts what sort of rates they charge. Obviously, this is just a guideline, as every job will be different. I don't expect restorers to be able to say "I charge $xxx to polish and rescale a razor", but any help you can give in terms of price range would be appreciated. Perhaps you have a price list for scales of different materials?
This thread is just a guideline and not a binding legal offer by anyone. The actual contractual details need to be worked out between the razor owner and the restorer on a razor-by-razor basis, somewhere other than this thread.
In keeping with the "Yellow Pages" theme, attempts at discussion will be deleted from this thread. Ultimately, the posts that will remain will be the ones from the restorers themselves, setting out the details which that restorer wants to publish.
Last edited by Doc4; 07-12-2009 at 04:52 PM.
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