|Project by JeremyPringle||posted 08-15-2012 02:38 AM||1924 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This all started a few years ago (before I was woodworking) when I bought 4 vintage straight razors. I asked some barbers to have a look at them, and they all declined to sharpen them for me. So I set them aside and forgot about them. A few months ago I meet someone who not only shaves with one, but is really skilled at sharpening them, and he is also a turner. He cleaned mine up for me and sharpenined them as well. In the last few weeks he has bought some cheap razors, broke the handles off and has rehandled them. I was impressed, so I asked him his process. Sounded pretty simple, so I did one for myself.
I used bocote for mine, as I love the figure in the wood. I used a scroll saw to cut the profile, and then used rasps and files for all the other shaping work, a little sanding and then some finish. I have recently started using general finishes WFT for lots of things other than turnings. Then I turned the brush.
I am really happy how they turned out, and will keep my eyes open from some cool wood to do the next one.
Thanks for looking.