gssixgun
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Owner "Gemstar Custom Razors"

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At this point in time..., Male, 60, from Nth of Sandpoint Idaho

Probably in the shop making SR's Shiny and Sharp May 25, 2018

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Feb 25, 2020 at 2:47 AM
    1. RobertTaylor
      RobertTaylor
      Hi
      Looking at replacing a broken hone in a rolls razor
      Can i use an old slate roof tile
      If so wot grit are thay
      Ie
      Green slate
      Gray slate
      Purple slate
      As I dont want to ruin the razor as it was my grand dad's
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Knowing those Welsh slates I would use the Green
        Feb 18, 2020
    2. JesseK
      JesseK
      Hello, I'm the newbie to the forum that asked you about custom scales for my Feather Club. My wife says I have enough bone handled razors, but maybe a nice blue acrylic? Maybe with a pearlescent effect? Price range, I have no idea what you would want... maybe 50-60 bucks? Let me know if you're interested and we can talk later.
      Till then,
      Jesse Kauffeld
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        You have PM
        Dec 14, 2019
    3. JesseK
      JesseK
      Hello,
      Stumbled across your name on a post. Do you still make custom handles for SR? I love my Feather Club, but hate the handle. If you do still make handles, what would be the cost (ballpark)? I'm partial to bone, just the simple elegance of it.
      -Jesse
    4. gssixgun
      gssixgun
      Probably in the shop making SR's Shiny and Sharp
    5. Bjoerge Brathagen
      Bjoerge Brathagen
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        AWESOME !!!!!!

        That razor is mint simply beautiful and a great price
        Jun 18, 2016
      2. Bjoerge Brathagen
        Bjoerge Brathagen
        nice!! thanks
        Jun 18, 2016
    6. Bjoerge Brathagen
      Bjoerge Brathagen
      hi.i have a question about honing. i have a c.v.heljestrand frame back. the spine is a removable brass tube.would it be vise to tape the spine when honing this? i m thinking the brass would wear faster then the steel.am i right or should i hone without tape? the blade is 5/8.
      regards Bjorge
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        I always use one layer of tape even on those
        Jun 9, 2016
    7. Woohog1
      Woohog1
      Earlier, you posted about a gentleman you knew in college station area, that did honing on straights, I was actually in brenham, not college station when I took it to the shop.
      If there was a place in C.S that would be closer, I'd be obliged for a name.
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      2. Woohog1
        Woohog1
        It was in downtown brenham actually. ... the gentleman had a little "botique" store that sells shaving supplies. He does honing, to help supplement sales. Said he shaves with a straight, and has lots of straights for sale.
        If John is in Fort Worth, I'd gladly take it to him, if you say he's the guy.
        The gentleman is only chewing 35 to hone it, and if John is as good as you say he is, I'd gladly take it to him.
        May 14, 2016
      3. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        May 14, 2016
      4. Woohog1
        Woohog1
        I'm checking out your site right now, thanks for the link
        May 15, 2016
    8. Turk
      Turk
      H. & J.W. King straight
      I added a couple pictures of the razor and wonder due to its age of around 1865 if it would be worth restoring. I have no attachment to it. Just looking to save a little piece of history and hopefully getting some good shaves from it one day. Thank,
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Looking for it
        May 6, 2016
      2. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        You have pm :)
        May 6, 2016
    9. 7055
      7055
      Hello, How can I get my straight razor honed by you? Where do I ship and how much to paypal? That is if you're still accepting orders. Thanks!
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        fire me an e-mail over at gssixgun@gemstarcustoms.com I have it all saved as a Template
        Apr 27, 2016
      2. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Just double checking that you received the info
        May 6, 2016
    10. Jim99
      Jim99
      Hi. I have heard you do great work honing straight razors. I recently purchased a vintage straight razor and would like to have it honed. How much would it cost?

      Thanks,
      Jim
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        I am assuming you are the Jim that go hold of me over at gssixgun@gemstarcustoms.com

        If not please send me an e-mail there and I will send all the pricing info and mailing info right over :)

        many Thanks
        glen
        Feb 8, 2016
    11. renol
      renol
      Greetings. Are you still doing work on razors? I have a couple of razors that need some work. One is a wedge that is in good shape but needs a little attention so it shaves well again. The other is a hollow grind that accidently got left in the shower and now has some rust on it and is about due for a sharpening.
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Yes if you could fire me an e-mail of at my website I have all the info saved..

        gssixgun@gemstarcustoms.com

        Thanks for thinking of me

        g
        Nov 5, 2014
    12. Tomas Garcia
      Tomas Garcia
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Total junk, total waste of your money, they cannot hold an edge
        Jul 9, 2014
    13. Tomas Garcia
      Tomas Garcia
      You wrote a great little piece on my thread about my recent purchase (the imperial straight razor with figural scales). I wa s hoping you could enlighten me on what it means when a SR is "fully warranted"? I've been trying to find out but have gotten nowhere on my own.
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Tom, I put the answer in the thread for you so everyone can see :)
        Jul 6, 2014
    14. cmorris357
      cmorris357
      I just posted a couple of pics of a razor I received today under the thread 'first straight' I would appreciate your opinion and perhaps an idea about taking on a cleanup and honing for me. Thanks, Chris.
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        I found it, and left you some ideas.. gssixgun@gemstarcustoms.com if you want to send her out :)
        Mar 10, 2014
    15. FireHoseJockey
      FireHoseJockey
      I see you are from Sandpoint, ID. Do you have any contact with the company "Grim Blades"? If so, what is your thought of them?
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        I have nothing to do with them...
        Nov 28, 2013
      2. FireHoseJockey
        FireHoseJockey
        So, stay away from their sites and blades?
        Dec 1, 2013
    16. huckelberry hound
      huckelberry hound
      I hope you have a very happy birthday Glen!
    17. 4geese2
      4geese2
      Do you have and suggestions on how to bring them back to proper finish before I try and Hone them.. Thanks
    18. 4geese2
      4geese2
      I have a couple of questions for you I see you post very good advise. My Uncle passed away and left me 6 Wade and Butcher Sheffield Eng 2 George Worstham &Sons medium hollow 2 Case and some what appear to be French names. The blades are fine just can't read the writing well. Some of the blades are nearly pristine and have a excellent finish some are dark and what I would call tarnished but not pitted.
    19. cpool222
      cpool222
    20. Trevor
      Trevor
      Hi! thanks for info i watched one of your videos. I watched many other videos that showed the finishing technique. but none as clear as yours on how to get er done. Thanks! i'll keep you posted when my new stones come in
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Jun 25, 1959 (Age: 60)
    Home Page:
    http://www.gemstarcustoms.com
    Location:
    Nth of Sandpoint Idaho
    Occupation:
    Owner "Gemstar Custom Razors"
    Razor Restoraholic

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    "No amount of money spent on a Stone can ever replace the value of the time it takes learning to use it properly"

    Always V/R (very respectfully).... Glen



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