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    There used to be a toy, called "Shrinky-Dinks" you drew pictures on thin plastic, popped it in the oven, and it shrank down, just as the name implied.
    Its possible those were older Celluloid scales, its possible there was a blade swap, and they simply didnt fit. (close up of the pivit pin would help to maybe make that determination) And possible somebody left it on the window and the sun turned it into a very sharp "shrinkydink" =P
    But yes, all the shrunken celluloid I have ever dealt with, the inlay has buckled at least a small amount. I doubt Dovo will send new scales for an old razor, but you never know. Karnack sees a package on its way to Glenn in the near future!
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    Another explanation could be that the razor was put into the wrong sized scales at the factory, or by another razor enthusiast doing a rescale. I once bought a Bengall 6/8 that had been put into the 5/8 sized scales at the factory by mistake - they definitely had two scale sizes. The pinning was done with original collars which ruled out amateur work.
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    I'd suggest fine flat file on the wedge. It needs to be small enough to not touch the scales and you will need to be very careful to work slowly enough not to get too near the pin. I had that problem with a razor with synthetic scales and a file I was able to find at the neighborhood hardware store provided the solution. It is slower, but does a more even job than a hacksaw blade, which allows you to be more precise. You only need to remove enough (predominantly from the top edge of the wedge) for the edge to fit into the scales. With a try. It work for me. Mine was a modern Boker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raol View Post
    PaulFLUS quote< It could also be that the pin hole is too large for the pin.>
    Raol …….Agreed,.....I did check and there is a tiny bit of movement but not enough to have any effect.
    +1 on the bent pin theory...
    If the pin is bent, as many dovos are, you would need to actually rotate the pin to gain clearance. Only fix I see is remove the pivot pin & see if you have enough clearance with a straight pin.
    That seems a helluva lot of shrinkage.
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    Depending on how much I had in it, and once confirming that the pivot pin wasn't badly bent, I'd probably just take a bit off the end of the blade to make it fit. Easy enough to reshape and polish the end of the blade a few thou to clear the wedge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by will52100 View Post
    Depending on how much I had in it, and once confirming that the pivot pin wasn't badly bent, I'd probably just take a bit off the end of the blade to make it fit.
    Hinge pin not bent.
    Thank you all for your advise.
    Ross Cutlerys quote is $55.00 for a new matching set of scales and $10.00 to put them on which to me seems like the most reasonable alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raol View Post
    Hinge pin not bent.
    Thank you all for your advise.
    Ross Cutlerys quote is $55.00 for a new matching set of scales and $10.00 to put them on which to me seems like the most reasonable alternative.
    I agree.
    $65 for new scales is not a bad price
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    The only problem I have is whats to say that the new ones won't shrink also.

    I missed it but how old is this razor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    The only problem I have is whats to say that the new ones won't shrink also.

    I missed it but how old is this razor?
    I purchased the razor Jan 2018 from one of our members here on the forum. It came in from Thailand so not sure of age. It arrived with this deformity as well as closing off center and the consensus here is that the razor was exposed to exceptional heat causing the shrinkage. Makes perfect sense to me. :-)
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    Honestly kinda doubt the scales shrank that much. Especially if you've never seen the blade properly closed. Seems much more likely that it simply had the wrong scales installed, possibly at the factory, possibly aftermarket. I'd think that if it was shrinkage then the metal logo would have become displaced, and/or be more signs of distortion, but then I guess anything is possible.
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