It sounds like you're the man DaveHi all,
Just saw this thread and yes the razor restoration is just a hobby but I do take 100% responsibility for restorations. If slow in responding it's because I'm away, working as a Project Manager or other stuff that gets in the way. Just started making shaving soaps brushes and straight razors as 'The Auckland Razor Company' and restorations of course.
To answer some questions on the thread
1. I do remove the end cap, centre rod and doors for replating. Any more dismantling is totally unnecessary unless the razor is damaged and in need of repair.
2. Any adjustment is done as part of the job, it would be irresponsible not to.
3. Turnaround time is about 3 weeks from receipt of your razor, postage from NZ can take around 6 to 10 days to UK or USA
Hope this helps.
Best wishes from Middle Earth
They look great!I’ve just joined the forum so I can revive this thread in order to say thanks! I was looking for someone to restore a Fatboy and an Aristocrat de luxe and following the recommendations on this thread I sent them to Dave in NZ who did a fantastic job at a really good price, so I would add the highest possible recommendation for the quality of his work.
This is what they look like now (amazing!):
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