Another creation

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by twhite, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Three cheers for Tom!
     
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  2. Pancake

    Pancake Member

    @twhite Do you have any plans for heavier one from depleted uranium? :D

    I like really your razor, you are a trully a master machinist.
     
  3. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Great review from the creator himself. Tom, get this baby into production!
     
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  4. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    Amazing project Tom! Congratulations! =)

    Hope you can find a way to make some to sell, its a beautiful beast.
     
  5. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Shave 3
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    Another fantastic shave with this beast. 3 pass zero irritation BBS. I used setting 6 for all 3 passes.

    Next time I will dial back to 3 for all passes.


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  6. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

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    3 passes with it set at 6?
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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Tom's Adjustable (aluminum) Razor
    Personna Stainless Blade
    Vintage West German Boar (restored) Brush
    Tabac Shave Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Rose
    Tabac After Shave
    Tabac Eau De Cologne


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  8. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    How is the Tabac Cologne? Does it have staying power?
     
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  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I haven't paid attention to how long, but I still notice it a couple of hours afterwards.
     
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  10. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I will need to get some. I have 2 things of AS and 3 sticks of soap. Top 2 for me for sure.
     
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  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  12. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Tom's Adjustable (aluminum) Razor
    Personna Stainless Blade
    Surrey Boar Brush
    Love my Skin Sailor's Delight Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Rose
    Old Spice (Shulton) After Shave

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  13. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I didn't have time to take a pic earlier as I was in a hurry today. So I will just do a mini review of the two razors, brass and aluminum, as others have pretty much said it all. Both razors shaved pretty much the same, which was excellent. I do prefer heavy razors, but with the brass version, I did have to be careful as it was the heaviest razor I ever used. I did experience a weeper or two at first, but they happened on my cheek bone areas, so I was real careful with it. I loaded both razors with a Personna Stainless blade, which for me, works great. My first shaves with both razors, on #4, were with beard growths of between 4-5 days, and boy did both razors really mow them down. I really didn't need any touch ups after two passes, as they were both BBS. My second shaves with both razors were done on #3 as they were done two days after the other shaves. Again, both were BBS with only very slight touch ups after two passes. As I mentioned above, even though I usually prefer heavy razors, I did prefer the aluminum razor over the brass one as I had better control of my shaves. Maybe the thick handle, which I like, along with the deep grooves helped in the shaves. I am now ready to ship them to the next user, which looks like it's @Karl G and just need a pm sent by him for his address. Nice job Tom.
     
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  14. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Jim, nice write up for two great razors.
     
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  15. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Any word on where the TARS are?
     
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  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

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  17. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  18. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    OK, first DE shave in probably about 45 years so I had to write @twhite and @jimjo1031 for any tips. Both recommended a setting at 2. I thought I had some Voskhod blades from a PIF that I never used years ago but must have passed them on. I did find some NOS Schick Platinum Teflon Coated blades a seller tossed in with some Schick injector blades years ago. So, after a clean up and bath the razors were ready and so was I. :happy088:

    First things first. I introduced the TARS to their cousins from another branch of the family tree. The Bunnies and TARS hit it off right away and a good time was had by all. :)

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    OK, time for that long delayed DE shave. I picked the black aluminum TARS and sallied forth. Right from the start it was smooth and easy. Turns out 2 was a great choice of a setting. I tried out 3 on the other side of my face and it was OK but not quite as smooth. I really like the large handle and ribs. Really easy to grip and maneuver. And quick. Just like that, two days of growth were erased and I’m looking forward to picking up the heavy brass TARS in a couple of days. :happy036:

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    Happy shaving - Karl
     
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  19. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Karl, love the write up. Great picture of the cousins hitting it off. Sounds like you had a good blade after all.
     
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