Shaving Stand

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Project by TheGravedigger posted 04-14-2011 01:19 AM 9858 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Following close on the heels of my shaving brush, I decided to make a stand for my razor and two brushes. There are various stands available on the market but, being a woodworker, I just had to do things my own way. Besides, most commercial stands hold only one brush, and I like to use two in rotation to allow each to dry completely, reducing the risk of mildew.

The stand is made from ebony and mahogany mostly left over from other projects. I DID have to purchase some ebony for the brackets, but this left plenty for future needs. I had no plans beyond the rough preliminary sketch shown in picture #3 above. Everything was sized and refined on the fly as required. The finish is Sealcell shellac applied with an airbrush. I chose shellac because it is easy to renew in the event of water damage.

For full construction details, see the series of posts on the Little Good Pieces blog beginning with:

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#1 posted 04-14-2011 01:38 AM

That is a wonderful stand!
I love it!!!
Like a Japanese brush hanger.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 04-14-2011 06:17 AM

Robert nice job, being a blade man myself I might have tolook at this one, this could be seen a starting to infringe on Mads teritory you know LOL (but I see he has given his blessing so guess thats Ok) :))))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 04-14-2011 04:15 PM

That’s awesome. I just recently got a safety razor and have been wanting to build a stand for it and my brush. I bought one for it but it seems kind of cheap.

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#4 posted 04-16-2011 07:55 AM

Very nice job. Badger brushes give you the best shave as you know and your stand is much nicer than any you could buy. Jerry

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