Brass Handle Center Punch to Brass Razor Handle

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Jayaruh, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    @Hobgoblin mentioned a guy on B&B who got a brass handle center punch at Harbor Freight Tools and changed it into a razor handle. I thought that sounded great, so, I did it too. The punch costs $2.99 plus tax. I didn't have the 10-32 tap, so while I was at Harbor Freight, I picked up a 40 piece set for $15.99.
    I removed the guts and drilled it out to accept a 10-32 tap.

    The handle has a very nice feel.
    This is the handle with a Gillette Old Type.

    Here is the handle on a Utopia head.

    Middle section removed to make a travel handle.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015
  2. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    I actually like the look of it when I cover up the bottom 1/3 (the 'cap') as if it's not attached.
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  3. Sevenbark

    Sevenbark Well-Known Member

    Nice setup! Traditional shavers seemed to be very innovative.
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  4. tedh75

    tedh75 New Member

    Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
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  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    I like it.
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  6. R.D.Nelson

    R.D.Nelson Well-Known Member

    very nice I might have to give that a try.
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  7. Rapidray

    Rapidray Well-Known Member

    I did not realize the punch unscrewed. That is kinda neat.
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  8. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Good work!
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  9. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

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  10. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I got out the MAAS metal polish and polished up the handle. Here it is on my Gillette Old Type next to the ball end handle. MAAS is pretty good.
  11. ObiDon

    ObiDon member in questionable standing

    Very cool! It will also save the rather fragile Old Type handle. I'm adding this to my list. Thanks:happy096:
  12. Misphit

    Misphit Rest In Peace

    Hmm. that explains the $18 price for the handles on this thread... $2.99 for the punch? nice profit!
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015
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  13. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    That's the third largest razor I've ever seen.
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  14. ObiDon

    ObiDon member in questionable standing

    You could get it plated in gold.
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  15. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

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  16. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    Excellent work. Looks great! :happy096: :happy088:
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  17. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Looks really, really good
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  18. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Relishing his obsession

    Great idea and we'll executed. Thanks for sharing.
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  19. necrotic

    necrotic Active Member

    Very nicely done!
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  20. Doubletrouble

    Doubletrouble Member

    Nice work! How is the weight compared to the original handle? I like the added length, I have large hands so I think that mod would be an ergonomic improvement for me personally.
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