Another creation

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

  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    The first shave is complete on setting 1. It was a success. I am icing my arm now. Just kidding. It is a heavy razor, but not that bad. The Tom HeavyWeight or Tom's Fatboy Adjustable. Video will show up here when fully loaded.

     
  2. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I decided to Gun Kote the ALUMI-TAR Black. It is baking as I type. Hope to have it all finished in a few hours.


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  3. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    and the Penguinators have the footage to prove it....

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  4. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Here is the ALUMI-TAR all finished. Mind you I have ZERO painting skills. Also somebody took my good airbrush. And I had to use a messed up one that spits and leaks.

    But the Gun-Kote will serve its purpose. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    If I were to do it again. I would opt for hard black anodize with a light sand or bead blast.


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  5. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    That's really slick! Black shave hardware has to be one of my favorite finishes, and the Gun-Kote really gives it kind of a tactical feel. Cool as the Gun-Kote is, I agree with you on the anodized--betcha that turns out even better.
     
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  6. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Very cool, Tom. Looking forward to giving it a run.
     
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  7. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Tom, it looks great!
     
  8. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I just gave the ALUMI-TAR a go. I made this one more mild on the lowest setting.

    I started on 5. This felt very nice. I could even make it a bit more open and still like it

    Pass 2 was on 3. This for me is as low as I would like

    Pass 3 was on 1 the lowest setting. To mild for my liking. But I think it will be fine for those who prefer a mild razor.

    All in all a very good shave. This razor feels like it is in the 55 gram range. This is just a guess as my scale died a few weeks back.

    This is going to Jeff tomorrow. Once he is done, it will go to Jim. He will test it. Then send them both back to me to make adjustments to the Brass. I will get it dialed back to what the Aluminum one is. Then we will be off to the races.

    Tom


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  9. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Silly question. Are you going to sell these?
     
  10. Tjebbe

    Tjebbe Well-Known Member

    Nice one!
    If there is a possibility of a European tour, like with the Bunny.
    I sure like to try it!
     
  11. RaZorBurn123

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

    WOW! Outstanding Tom.
     
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  12. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    No plans on selling. Sorry.


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  13. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Let’s see after the US part. You are the 3rd to ask from across the pond.

    Tom


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  14. Tjebbe

    Tjebbe Well-Known Member

    Thanks, we'll see!
     
  15. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Well-Known Member

    Wow, I don't know how I missed this thread. I just played catchup this morning . Incredible hardware as usual @twhite. If still on the table, I'd love the opportunity to try either one on a pass around. The Aluminum one with black gun-kote - just wow! The black TNNSER and ALUMI-TAR can take a selfie together .

    I wish I was gifted with hands that could manufacture this stuff. Keep up the good work buddy!

    Josh

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  16. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Josh

    You are on the list.


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    twhite Peeping Tom

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  18. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Today, I opened the TAR up to 4 and put in a new Gillette Silver Blue blade. Now, that was pretty aggressive. I carefully finished the first pass and backed it off to 2. The second pass was an easy one. It was a great shave with no cuts, nicks, or abrasions. The Eskimo Tuxedo brings tears to your eyes. It is very cold. You already know about Osage Rub. What a combination!
    I think I will go back to 2 for tomorrow's setting. I cannot imagine 6. Maybe someone out there is braver than I.

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  19. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    That’s good to know. I’ll probably start at 2 and work it up after I get a feel for the razor.
     
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  20. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Just a heads up to all. Jim will be sending me the Brass back to me in a week or so. Jeff is using the ALUMI-TAR right now. He will be sending out later this week.

    Jim found a few things that need addressed. I will be making the Brass TAR more in line with the ALUMI-TAR. It also appears that the base plate is bent some. Causing an uneven blade gap. I will be correcting this also. I should only have it for a day or so. After I address these small tweaks, I will be sending both out on tour.

    Thank you for your patience. This is why I sent to Jeff and Jim first. Jeff likes the ALUMI-TAR as is. No adjustments needed.

    I am looking forward to everybody’s feedback. Maybe one of you will want to make a bunch of them.

    Tom


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