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Project by Eddie posted 03-17-2014 03:18 PM 1691 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently read an article titled ‘Shave Like Your Grandpa’

It detailed all the benefits of using an old school Double-Edge Safety Razor, Badger hair brush, and real shaving soap as opposed to the expensive cartridge razors (closer shave, less irritation, much cheaper blades, etc.)

I went looking for a nice set but was shocked at the high prices, so I sourced the parts and made my own.

Here’s my new cocobolo wet shaving set,





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MaroonGoon

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#1 posted 03-17-2014 03:31 PM

What a funny coincidence, I just started wet shaving with a safety razor last week! I read that same article a couple of weeks ago and am glad I did. Shaving is a completely different experience now.

Anyways, the set looks great! Where did you buy the parts? You’re making me want to make my own someday once I get tired of my current brush and razor.

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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Brett

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#2 posted 03-17-2014 04:12 PM

Great set! The cocobolo looks fantastic! I just started shaving the same way and I turned my own razor along with two others for two of my boys.
Where did you get the set?
Thanks for sharing!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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BTimmons

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#3 posted 03-17-2014 04:24 PM

Fine looking set. Pretty hard to go wrong with cocobolo.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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MolokMot

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#4 posted 03-17-2014 04:28 PM

Hey! A friend of mine recently got me into wet shaving and I am really glad he did. As a thank you I was hoping to make him a set like this. Would you mind sharing your source for the parts?

Beautiful work. I love the way cocobolo turns! Always looks great and is a pleasure to work with.

-- MolokMot, Rocker, Woodworker, Geek

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Eddie

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#5 posted 03-17-2014 05:30 PM

Hey guys, thanks for the kind words!

The set is sourced from a few different places.

TheGoldenNib.com—The Parker style head and razor blades
Woodcraft—I bought the stand and pure badger hair knot (the bottom piece of the razor is from the Mach3 razor kit I had purchased from woodcraft earlier)

Hope this helps!

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MrFid

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#6 posted 03-18-2014 12:36 PM

Pretty boss looking set. Mine is in desperate need of some improving. Thanks for posting!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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Knothead62

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#7 posted 03-18-2014 11:18 PM

Love it. The wood is georgeous. However, my grandfathers started with a straight razor.

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Aristocraft

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#8 posted 03-19-2014 04:18 PM

nice work, looks great!!!!

-- http://www.aristocraftwoodworking.com --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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gohei82

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#9 posted 03-20-2014 09:56 AM

Really nice! DE shaving give me the best shaving experience too.

-- “Because people are dead, it does not follow that they were stupid.” – David Pye

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Mark Shymanski

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#10 posted 03-22-2014 11:48 PM

Switched many years ago and have never looked back. The straight razors appeal to me but I think they’d be harder to carry on a plane which would make business travelling hard:-)

You set looks incredible. is the gloss finish on the razor slippery in use?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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