Broken razor handles and repair

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Bookworm, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 Well-Known Member

    On a couple of handles, and some heads on those razors I just use for display, I used an acrylic lacquer spray. Although not really acrylic, it was made for automotive use, and it is holding up really well and so far, no wear on the handles of razors I use. I wanted to protect what gold there was on the parts.
     
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  2. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Dude that looks awesome


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  3. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    I tried the polyacrylic, and it chips easily - I'll be trying urethane next.
     
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  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 Well-Known Member

    I never used polyacrylic, acrylic lacquer is a much tougher finish.
     
  5. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Here it is all done. Thank you @Bookworm
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  6. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    Did you have any trouble coning out the ends to fit? I picked up another couple of OLD (another one I have to use solder wick upon), and I'm starting to wonder if they even had quality control for that first thirty years.
     
  7. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    No sir. One side was perfect. The ball end side took all of 2 minutes. Thank you my friend.

    Tom


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  8. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    Ordering the 8mm grinding stone bits definitely helped. Now I need to put a cone shape on the front of a few, so they insert well.

    With the Ceracote, the multi-coloured kevlar and carbon fiber tubes might be better..
     
  9. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Yes the combinations could be endless. I am very happy how the razor and the brush turned out.


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  10. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    THIS is the kind of stuff I absolutely LOVE about this site!
     
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  11. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    And THIS!!!
     
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  12. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    Don't forget @Jorvaljr :) There's another one on its way to the new home as well.

    I think, with these, I'll have to ask people to send me their ends. There's too much variation to just be able to make a handle and send it to the person to assemble.
     
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  13. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I'm very happy with mine!
     
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  14. Lancre

    Lancre Member

    I'm really impressed by the workmanship I'm seeing in this thread. One of these days I'll have to try to do something with the Old ends that I have.
     
  15. Redfisher

    Redfisher Doesn't celebrate National Donut Day

    That's just plain awesome!
     
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  16. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Thank you Mike. It was fun trying this out.


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  17. Linuxguile

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    That looks super cool Tom!
     
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  18. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    I still have a couple of 2" tubes and two or three 3" tubes.
    If you want to fit them yourself, you'll need a dremel tool with a small grinding bit.
     
  19. Lancre

    Lancre Member

    Actually, I was thinking of doing something with wood. I'm not the handiest SOB on the planet, but with wood I can afford to screw up a couple of times. Thanks anyway. I'm just really impressed with how great the various projects I'm seeing in this thread turned out.
     
  20. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    If you're going to turn something, the standard 10/32 screw thread wood insert will work better than trying to incorporate the original ends.
     

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