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Forum topic by James posted 07-22-2013 08:51 PM 742 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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James

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07-22-2013 08:51 PM

I have some really nice curly maple. It’s so nice, it’s even got a live edge. In order to use the live edge, I have to cut off a decent chunk in the 6”x3”x3/4” range. Anyone here able to turn up a few pieces I can put on a razor kit? I’ll pay. eBay seems to think they’re worth $140! I could carve it if I were motivated enough.

I’m hoping everyone tells me no so I’m forced to buy a mini-lathe.

-- James - Semper Fi


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BalloonGuy

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 03:15 AM

Buy the lathe. You’ll thank yourself later.

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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Dan Lyke

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#2 posted 07-23-2013 10:13 PM

No reason a razor handle has to be round… You could also cut a pleasant shape on the bandsaw, and clean it up with a rasp or sandpaper…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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EdgewaterWW

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#3 posted 02-19-2014 07:41 PM

I make and sell dozens of Razor Handles. The turning is not that hard, But if you decide to do a CA finish it can be hard to do and master.
I know I’m late in replying (first day here) but I think the best way to make Razor Handles is on a Lathe, the kits are made for making it on a lathe, not on a drill press/band saw.
If you still need any help message me.

-- Doug - Edgewater, CO - http://www.facebook.com/EdgewaterWW - http://EdgewaterWW.Etsy.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 09:10 PM

Send me a PM, sounds like a interesting side project.

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

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Wildwood

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#5 posted 02-19-2014 10:45 PM

James, another vote for go buy a mini lathe!

Besides the lathe will need turning tools and drill chuck to turn your handle.

-- Bill

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Jokker78

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#6 posted 02-20-2014 03:56 AM

harbor freight for about 100

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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