My first Double Edge Safety Razor

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Project by JoesBetterHalf posted 08-18-2013 03:19 AM 1919 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!


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#1 posted 08-18-2013 03:31 AM

try mylands sealer and finish.

-- wiser1934, new york

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#2 posted 08-18-2013 11:49 AM

Well I think it looks just fine!


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#3 posted 08-18-2013 01:04 PM

This was finished off the lathe, which was challenging. I still think it looks really nice.


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#4 posted 08-18-2013 02:24 PM

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