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Salmo
From: Hungary
Posts: 14
One great love....











Blade: Joseph Rodgers&sons 7/8. Was slightly rusty. There is a monogram, engraved
Scale: original, grinded, polished, and new pins


reofil
2011-10-06 14:51
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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Posts: 3610
Absolutely beautiful :love:

I do love my J Rodgers, and its great to see one thats been kept so close to original too :thumbup:

Warm regards
Ralfson (Dr)
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2011-10-06 14:56
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Torben Pedersen (torbenbp)
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From: Denmark
Posts: 1024
A beautyfull,classic restore:thumbup:
Is that a lead wedge?

Thanks,I throughly enjoyed looking at it!

Kindly
Torbs
Torben Pedersen
Moellevaenget 15 2th
7900 Nykoebing Mors
Denmark
"If it works dont break it..?"
2011-10-06 16:42
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Toff
From: United States
Posts: 240
Salmo, That is an absolutely beautiful restoration. :thumbup: Thank you for showing it. The horn is grand and the pins are perfect, the steel is as new, and it looks right!
Respectfully
~Richard
"Life is a journey between birth and death, preferably undertaken with panache!""
2011-10-06 17:33
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Pieter Ketelings (Pithor)
From: Finland
Posts: 89
Now that's what I'm talking about, great you could keep the original scales and all.
Beautiful indeed. :w00t:
Loose, footloose!
Put on the Sunday roast!
2011-10-07 09:44
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Karl Smith (Karl)
From: United Kingdom
Posts: 33
Blimey!

What a great job. You must be feeling well pleased with yourself:)

I've seen some of these J. Rodgers old and neglected on ebay. It's great to see one in all its glory!
2011-10-07 22:30
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Salmo
From: Hungary
Posts: 14
icontorbenbp:

Is that a lead wedge?



Hai Torbs !

Yes! This lead wedge.
2011-10-10 23:12
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Wim Decraene (decraew)
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From: Belgium
Posts: 447
Perfect Salmo ! :love:
2011-10-11 07:02
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Pieter Ketelings (Pithor)
From: Finland
Posts: 89
iconSalmo:
icontorbenbp:

Is that a lead wedge?



Hai Torbs !

Yes! This lead wedge.


I have some horn plates laying around for three big scale-less wedges, all I need is some good wedge material.
I'd love lead (or pewter for that matter, probably slightly easier to work with) but how on earth would I shape lead into a wedge?

I was also considering making the wedge out of the horn or something that has a bone/ivoryish look, but I really love the look of lead, and the blades are HEAVY so lead would balance it out nicely I reckon.
Loose, footloose!
Put on the Sunday roast!
2011-10-11 09:55
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Wim Decraene (decraew)
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From: Belgium
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iconPithor:
I'd love lead (or pewter for that matter, probably slightly easier to work with) but how on earth would I shape lead into a wedge?


I've asked myself the same question. If the lead you have is pretty thin to start with, I think (some) good smack(s) with a hammer on a hard surface should suffice to make it a wedge - lead is pretty soft aftera all. Then an ordinary hobby iron saw to cut out the contours.

A lead wedge doesn't suffice to counter the weight of a heavy wedge blade, by the way.
2011-10-11 10:09
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Torben Pedersen (torbenbp)
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From: Denmark
Posts: 1024
Lead is easily shaped with common tools..a hammer,sanding paper etc.
If you got a raw piece of lead a good banging with a hammer (or actually quite a lot of banging) relatively easily gets you to the desired thickness...

Then you can treat it almost a wood..you can cut it,sand it etc. It aint good for your health though so I suggest using rubber gloves and some kind of respiratory protection. Then again,as I kid I melted a lot of lead..and I surely do not suffer from any ill effects...:scared: :blink: :cry:

regards

And if I could remember my name I`d use it in the signature ?
Torben Pedersen
Moellevaenget 15 2th
7900 Nykoebing Mors
Denmark
"If it works dont break it..?"
2011-10-11 15:26
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TM280
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From: Norway
Posts: 270
Hi Pieter,

Here's some pewter in your neck of the woods: https://www.brisa.fi/portal/index.php?option=com_oscommerce&osMod=index&cPath=159_182.

They have 2 mm, which should work for that classic look. Cut with a jeweler's saw and form with small files.

I like to use nickel, and you can get it in thicker pieces...

regards,
Torolf
2011-10-11 16:27
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Toff
From: United States
Posts: 240
Hi Pieter,
For pewter, there also is the option of using, mid century, tableware/hollow ware that has no intrinsic value. Pewter bends easily in the hands. I melt it with a propane hand torch into a flat bottomed stainless steel measuring cup. I hold the cup at a slight angle to make a bit of a wedge shape when the pewter/lead is hardened. Old pewter does have lead in it. A plumbers' supply may have non-lead low temperature solder. I did find some non-lead pewter at a craft store. It is as hard as brass and does not hammer worth beans.
Torbs' info is valid and so is TM280
Cheers
~Rihcard
"Life is a journey between birth and death, preferably undertaken with panache!""
2011-10-11 17:26
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Pieter Ketelings (Pithor)
From: Finland
Posts: 89
Thanks guys, exactly what I needed.

And Torolf, I hadn't found that website yet. I'm not planning on making scales very often, but if I do that is a very valuable source for material, what I can see at decent prices. Although they have the shipping set at €10 minimum, so buying single small items doesn't pay off.


EDIT: I found a ~2mm thick lead slab (~2,5x6 cm), M1 (inside) washers, M2 nuts and screws at a local model/hobby store, together around €10. I got the M2 bolts & nuts because I didn't want to hunt down brass tubing for the big wedges. M2 fits perfectly, and I can just crimp off the heads of the screws (they have slits, so that'll look just stupid), put on the nuts, file them round(ish). Screws are brass, bolts are stainless steel, I thought mixing colours would look cool. I can always go back and get brass nuts, but they were twice the price of the stainless steel ones. So, wish me luck, although it doesn't look I'll make them anytime soon. Plus I still have to clean off the razors. I say 2015 :rolleyes:
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Loose, footloose!
Put on the Sunday roast!
2011-10-12 10:03