|Project by BrentB||posted 10-18-2016 04:17 PM||1117 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
My younger brother followed his passion and decided to become a barber a few years ago and his oldest son followed in his footsteps. He embraces the old fashion barber style and introduced those techniques in his own barbershop. Earlier this year he bought the old T&P Railroad Section House built in 1900 in Clyde TX and converted it into a barbershop, filling it with memories of the past from both the old barbershop and railroad era. Now he and his son work together providing the old barbershop experience.
I thought this would be a great opportunity to make something special for the new barbershop so I asked him what brand of straight razor he uses and bought 6 Parker Shavette razors to be fitted with new custom scales. I added a badge to each razor. It represents a mustache that looks similar to my brother’s. I made them out of some stainless steel spacers from an old pocket knife that was beyond repair.
This one is made from Western Cedar.
This one is made from Mesquite that was saved from the smoker’s firewood stack.
This one is made from a large Mesquite Burl.
This one is made from a local Bodark (Osage Orange or Horse Apple) tree.
This one is made from a twisted Mesquite tree root.
This one is made from some very old Bodark dating back to the year 1740 that was used as a pier under a house built in 1886.
I made a simple stand where both father and son can keep three razors at their station.
These should blend nicely in the old shop. I hope they enjoy!!
-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.