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Project by Brett posted 175 days ago 2190 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is it! The final razor, from the pack of 3, has been completed.

The safety razor heads were purchased online from The Golden Nib.

I don’t know what the wood is that I used for this handle. It was a burl that was left outside of my parents house when they moved in. It sat outside for years until one day my dad wanted to break into it and check out the grain. It was pretty rotten in some spots but we managed to keep some of it and this is one small part of the booty.

Of course this was turned on the lathe. The razor head and the button on the end are epoxied into the handle. The button is a SS bolt that was ground round and polished.

I turned and finish sanded the handle. I sprayed the handle with black spray paint and then applied Watco cherry Danish oil and worked the colors into the pores of the grain. I then wet sanded with 600 and wiped off the excess. I then applied about 6 coats of thin CA to it. This wood was very thirsty, mostly because it was so weather beaten and brittle. Most of that glue was to stabilize the fibers and create a surface to build up the finish. Next was 2-3 coats of medium CA then sanded and polished with some wax.

This razor is for my 11 yo son. No, he isn’t shaving yet, just setting the stage for the future!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 175 days ago

I’m impressed. Very flash!!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#2 posted 175 days ago

Love it I am going to try this thanks fo,r the link

-- Wood never lies and is always faithful ! I wish people were like that!!!!

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#3 posted 175 days ago

sweet, nice work

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 174 days ago

nice work
wonderfull heirloom to be handed from father to son


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#5 posted 174 days ago

Looks very fine. That first shave will be special for your son.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 174 days ago

Nice looking piece there. The wood kind of looks like some elm I’ve seen when stained dark, though I don’t know if that is native to your area.

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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#7 posted 174 days ago

Interesting finishing technique. Gives the handle some flash. Nice job.

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#8 posted 168 days ago

The wood is gorgeous and you did great on making it into a great looking razor for your son. Great job!

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