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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 09-26-2016 04:24 AM 912 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Artisan safety razor handle kit in gun metal finish with Inlace Acrylester handle turning.
I did polish out the tool marks on the bottom bead after these shots. Might have to start pouring over these with my 1.5 diopter safety glasses before final polish. Fortunately these kits allow you to remount the handles on the lathe for further polishing at any point.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.





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grizzman

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#1 posted 09-26-2016 05:19 AM

Really nice Douglas, too bad for me that i do not shave, but if i ever do….ill contact you.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 09-26-2016 06:17 AM

Beard on, Grizz!
My wife prefers me clean-shaven, but I was getting really tired of the prices for the multi-blade shaver replacements. One good blade, kept dry between shaves and replaced when needed does a better job, and is far cheaper. I got one hundred good quality Personna blades for less than 14 bucks, delivered through Amazon prime.
Now I hope to spread the message and capitalize on a nascent market of people who like beautiful, functional things that work better than the store-boughts.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 09-26-2016 12:04 PM

It’s a thing of beauty. I think Grizz should have one “just in case”.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 09-26-2016 01:52 PM

Thanks, Charlie! You look like you could use a “just-in-caser” yourself. :)

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Roger

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#5 posted 09-26-2016 03:34 PM

A beautiful turning.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 09-26-2016 04:14 PM

Douglas, T=that is a beautiful handle and nicely turned.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Karson

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#7 posted 09-26-2016 06:09 PM

Douglas: A great looking turning whaer is the kit from?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 09-26-2016 11:12 PM

Karson, this one is from craftsuppliesusa.com. I ordered some new ones from Penn State Industries that open up from the bottom, like a butterfly, so you can just drop the blade in.
These have to be unscrewed from the handle before you can put a blade in.
I have tested these, and I think they do a great job of providing a superior shave, and the blades when bought in 100 count lots end up at 14¢ each/ 7¢ an edge. Personna, so name brand goodness.
You just have to let the weight of the razor do the work without bearing down. I don’t use a brush, just a warm wash first and then a thin smear of regular Noxema cream.
Cheap and good, although not perhaps as fast as a cartridge shaver.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Karson

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#9 posted 09-26-2016 11:58 PM

Just like my dad’s.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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wooded

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#10 posted 09-27-2016 03:55 AM

WULL IT’S ABOUT TIME…....Great job Douglas! .... ;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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Douglas Bordner

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#11 posted 09-27-2016 07:46 AM

I’m a little older and a lot slower, but I try to do well, when I do it.
Thanks, Wooded! It’ll be prime shop time for the coming Christmas season. I hope to make a slew of these before the snow flies. And although I’ll still have to do the drilling, messy turning and trimming in the shop, I’ll have my old Jet mini in the basement this year for light duty work and finishing.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 09-29-2016 06:28 AM

Well done buddy

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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