New Handle for an Old Schick

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Jayaruh, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    @Morman Bridge posted some pictures of his Schick looking for information on what kind it was. I believed we settled on it being a G type.
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    I noticed that the handle was busted and offered to make him a wooden one since I have made a few of those before. My Dad had made one for his old E3 many years ago, and it inspired me to do the same for my E3 when its handle disintegrated. I had a piece of birdseye maple left over from a previous project and that is what I used for this handle.

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    I have a drum sander on my 1/2 drill attached to a small "horse" that I use to shape handles with.

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    After some work this is what I ended up with. I used my old E3 for the following pictures.

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    I decided that I would do something new for me. I went for the traditional look for the handle. After some further shaping and sanding, this is what I got.
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    Next, I finished it with polyurethane satin finish.

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    Alan is sending me his old razor, and I will clean it up and put this new handle on it. It should be good to go for many shaves to come.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2017
  2. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

  3. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Far out! Stuff like this is what makes TSD the place to be!
     
  4. dustmite

    dustmite Well-Known Member

    Very nice work! Almost makes me want to break my G...
     
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  5. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    great work
     
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  6. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 Well-Known Member

    nice work Jim........
     
  7. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Very nice!:bounce015:
     
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  8. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Very nice! You just gave that razor a new lease on life.
     
  9. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    I keep coming back ... it's that purdy!
     
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  10. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    Excellent if I do say so myself!
     
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  11. BigMark83

    BigMark83 Well-Known Member

    Good ole American ingenuity.
     
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  12. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    That's awesome Jim!
     
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  13. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Wow, nice work!
     
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  14. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Make sure to post us when you do Alan's Eversharp.
     
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  15. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    I bow to the master. Great job
     
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  16. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Geez, that looks amazing. Well done.
     
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  17. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Excellent work, as always!:)
     
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  18. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone, I am truly honored to be the recipient of this work of art. It may seem like just a block of wood to some people, but not to me. Jims efforts and abilitys have shown me there is hope for humanity. I pretty much mostly lost a lot of hope for mankind, with all the politics, division, desparity, corruption, hatred, and downright skullduggery going on in the world today, it is hard to find the good things. But there are still a few good folks out there. Thank You Jim, for not only restoring my razor, but also for restoring my hope. To many, it probably seems like I'm being dramatic, but you folks just don't know my story. Where I have been, and what I have experienced. But all this aside, you have done a good thing for me Jim, and I appreciate it. Thank You.
     
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  19. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    I'm truly happy for you! Jim is a talented craftsman. I'm very pleased to have one of his brushes (and hope to adopt more). Just using this brush puts a smile on my face. When you have an item he's made, it's a one of a kind. Nobody has another exactly like it. Enjoy your razor & new handle! Hopefully it'll bring you a lifetime of great shaves!
     
  20. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Today I finished the handle with its third coat of polyurethane. Here are some pictures with my old E3 head on it. Alan has shipped off the original razor, and when it gets here, I will get it cleaned up and installed on this handle.

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