|Project by Brett||posted 02-25-2014 06:25 PM||2538 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
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 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com