Shave Like Your Grandpa

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Project by Eddie posted 03-17-2014 03:18 PM 1927 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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#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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#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

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

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

-- Brian Timmons -

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

Hey guys, thanks for the kind words!

The set is sourced from a few different places.—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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#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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#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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#8 posted 03-19-2014 04:18 PM

nice work, looks great!!!!

-- --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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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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#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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