Adjustable Handle

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by twhite, Aug 21, 2020.

  1. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I have been talking to @PLANofMAN for a bit now. Working on some stuff for him. Anyhow he mentioned how he would like to see somebody produce an adjustable handle. I thought that was a way cool idea.

    Well I had a bit of free time today, so I made one.
    So there were 4 pieces to start. Here they are. The main base handle. Then the main secondary piece. It is the one with the long threads. Then 2 other spacers of various shape. After these pictures I actually made a thick 6mm washer not threaded. That can be interchanged.
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    Here are a few configurations
    No spacers 57.5mm 50 grams
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    Base plus secondary piece
    70.6mm 64 grams
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    Base secondary and short spacer
    78.2mm 70 grams
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    Base secondary and long spacer
    82.1 mm 72 grams
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    Everything
    89.6mm 77 grams
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  2. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Cool idea. Well done.

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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool Tom..
     
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  4. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Woah! Way cool, Tom!
     
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  5. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Very cool.

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    ;)
     
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  6. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I never said it was an "original" idea. :)

    Tom, as usual, took an offhand comment, extrapolated and expanded on it and made another extraordinary addition to his growing protfolio.
     
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  7. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    I think shaving with each combination would be an interesting experience with the weight and length changes. I’m curious what happens to the balance point.
     
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  8. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    It changes. That was one of the purposes of this, to keep a specific balance point by shortening or lengthening the handle.

    I suppose Tom could make a handle with some Mercury inside, just to create a variable weight razor as the mercury slid around, though that would be a borderline prank.
     
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    one could build a telescoping version with a lock nut like the window squeegee's have..:)
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  10. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Great idea!

    :eatdrink013:
     
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  11. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Cool, Tom! I can only guess what you will think up (or be inspired by) next.

    Something with a laser level might be cool... or extremely dangerous. Win some, lose some, I guess. :eek:
     
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  12. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Make a telescopic handle would be easier and as far as the balance hollow center with a metal slug that can slide back and forth as a counterbalance at all angles.
     
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  13. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Very cool, Tom.
     
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  14. brit

    brit in a box

    i am thinking the telescoping handle-the heavy lock nut in stays in the middle and have a solid heavy section in the bottom end of the handle.that way when it's extended its balance will stay the same or similar..
     
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  15. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I have a few ideas. Checking into some Acme thread and nuts. Also multi lead rod to give a faster adjustment.
     
  16. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool..
     
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  17. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Take 2 on an Adjustable handle. 81 mm to over 115mm long 67 grams.
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome Tom..:)
     
  19. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Thanks with that 115 reach I can get all of those hard to shave spots.


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  20. brit

    brit in a box

    love the design,hows the balance?
     
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