Penn State shaving set kit

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Project by PopsHuckster posted 11-13-2010 11:44 PM 2565 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I’d try the shaving kit hardware advertised inthe latest Penn State Industries catalog to see if they would make easy Xmas gifts for this year. Just got the hardware and brush. Glued up my own chokecherry burl blanks.

Seemd easy enough and looks pretty good so I ordered 4 more with the Cocobolo blanks to go with them. The Mach III blades to go with the handles aren’t cheap though. Even at the discount store they run over $3/each. 2 in a pack for just a little over $6.

-- Pop

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#1 posted 11-14-2010 12:25 AM

Is this a shaving set for a Nittany Lion fan? Very beautiful set- if it’s a gift they will LOVE IT!. And don’t worry about the Mach III blades- they are so worth it!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 11-14-2010 02:13 AM




Old School.

Well done !

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 11-14-2010 02:17 AM

Very nice!

If you think the Mach III blades are good, you should try the Mach V ones. There is no comparison between the two I can’t use any other blade now. They run around $15 for 5 blades though but are so worth it if you have really thick stubble.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#4 posted 11-14-2010 02:17 AM


I use a Forrest Wooodworker II for MY (weekly) shave.

Smooth as a baby’s butt ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 11-14-2010 02:24 AM

Looks very good. I see they don’t sell any safety razor kits, which use extremely cheap, all-metal blades (good for the environment, and okay for you).

Apparently, quite a few people consider these superior to any cartridge razor, but has a slight learning curve: it can cut you, though not severely so.

Looks expensive, while not being overly so. Excellent gift material!

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#6 posted 11-14-2010 05:53 AM

Nicely done.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#7 posted 11-14-2010 06:05 AM

Very nice. Love the wood selection.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#8 posted 11-14-2010 06:58 AM

Good job. You might want to check out the link below for razors and blades.

-- Tom Stover

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#9 posted 11-14-2010 07:01 AM

that’s cool, I had not seen this kit before.
kinda makes me wish i hadn’t grown this beard now!

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#10 posted 11-14-2010 10:39 AM

Wow, really nice. They would make great xmas gifts.

-- Theresa,

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