|Project by JoesBetterHalf||posted 08-18-2013 03:19 AM||1701 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
My husband had been asking me to buy these double edge kits from goldennibs for a couple months now. I broke down last week and bought 3. The problem with the kit is that it doesn’t come with instructions, nor could you find any online.
I wasted 2 blanks before deciding to head over to our local woodcraft and ask for a little advice. First time around they had no clue. Then Joe went alone and they put their heads together and came up with an idea.
This razor is turned from a cocobolo blank. We drilled the required hole before turning and used a dead center for the side with the hole. Turning was easy. I sanded too much so finishing was a problem. I tried using arm-r-seal first but that didn’t work. I woke up to a sticky mess after 12 hours drying time. We wiped the razor handle clean and ended up using shellac.
I can totally see why people turn these handles smooth now. What a PIA to finish!