Straight razor rehandle and turned brush

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Project by JeremyPringle posted 08-15-2012 02:38 AM 2995 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This all started a few years ago (before I was woodworking) when I bought 4 vintage straight razors. I asked some barbers to have a look at them, and they all declined to sharpen them for me. So I set them aside and forgot about them. A few months ago I meet someone who not only shaves with one, but is really skilled at sharpening them, and he is also a turner. He cleaned mine up for me and sharpenined them as well. In the last few weeks he has bought some cheap razors, broke the handles off and has rehandled them. I was impressed, so I asked him his process. Sounded pretty simple, so I did one for myself.

I used bocote for mine, as I love the figure in the wood. I used a scroll saw to cut the profile, and then used rasps and files for all the other shaping work, a little sanding and then some finish. I have recently started using general finishes WFT for lots of things other than turnings. Then I turned the brush.

I am really happy how they turned out, and will keep my eyes open from some cool wood to do the next one.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-15-2012 09:18 AM

What a nice set. I have always wanted to try one but a lettle nervous!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 08-15-2012 04:13 PM

Very nice – the bocote is beautiful !

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#3 posted 04-05-2017 01:21 PM

This is a very nice straight razor shaving kit.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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