|Project by Brady||posted 10-21-2016 01:26 AM||406 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
So I was taking a break from the shop from making some boxes on Tuesday when I logged into Lumberjocks to peruse the projects. At a couple of shows this past weekend I had several people ask me if I made straight razors in addition to the turned Gillette and safety razors that I make.
Late last year I bought some straight razor blades and really struggled to make scales and put the entire thing together in a way that I thought was quality. After several attempts, I set them aside. I’ve been looking at these blades on my workbench and thinking it over particularly because of the inquiries for straight razors.
Anyways, on Tuesday, I happened upon a post by BrentB and his amazing straight razors ( http://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/273938 ). After seeing his post, I was tempted to drive up north, hunt him down and get him to show me how he did it. I dropped everything I was doing and went back to work on razor scales. I figured out the flaws in my design and got it to work finally. This is what came out of the last couple of days in the shop. They aren’t quite as nice as BrentB’s, but they work.
It’s because of him and people like him and their posts that I challenge myself to do things better. These will not be the the last straight razors because there are still some improvements to make to my process and design.
After the end of the year, I’m going to attempt one of Brent’s amazing boxes with wood hinges.
Thank you all for your posts and taking the time to look and read.
-- Brady, Texas, http://www.MonicaCharlesDesigns.com