FAMEX Redux

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by twhite, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    A few weeks ago @BBS contacted me to see if I could make a cap for his FAMEX. It sounded like a nice little challenge. So he sent me the razor.

    When I saw the razor, I said to myself. Self this is one SEXY RAZOR. I knew right then I had to make one.

    So here is my version minus a nice handle. I just ordered a brass handle from west coast shaving. The 77BH

    For now I will be using my Durham Duplex handle. None of my Gillette’s have the hole tapped deep enough.

    Here it is fresh off the machine. I will polish it up later if it shaves.

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  2. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Sigh.... more T. White unobtanium. :(

    Beautiful work tho.

    Unobtanium by T. White sounds like a really ritzy cologne, however.
     
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  3. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    The threading will accommodate a Fatip handle.[​IMG][​IMG]
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  4. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member

    Um, that is um pretty sexy right there. Well done!


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  5. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    :happy096: Your machining skills are incredible, Tom! I look forward to reading about impressions of the TOMX once you try it out.
     
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  6. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    A freakin' wizard is what he is.

    Tom that brass is thin enough to compress the cage just like the thinner gauge original?
     
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  7. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Yes sir.


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  8. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    How cool. It's a great shaver. Will honor it and your efforts tomorrow.
     
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  9. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Incredible work again, Tom!! No surprise as your previous creations have all been masterpieces. Well done! :smiley respect:
     
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  10. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    11 vs 13. Interesting :) .
     
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  11. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Yes. This is due to the cutter I had available. I did not want to try and get the teeth to thin when machining.

    I just finished the shave. Mind you I have not shaved with a DE in over 2 years.


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  12. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    [​IMG]
    Razor: TOMX
    Blade: Super Iridium
    Brush: WDC6
    Soap: @americanshamrock Menthol
    AS: Vintage AV MENTHOL

    So here goes a blow by blow. I inserted the blade and screwed the cap down to full contact, then gave an 1/8 turn to snug it up. I faced lathered the in readable soap. First stroke. Wow this thing is smooth. Zero blade chatter on over 3 days growth. I did both cheeks and chin before I rinsed the razor. Then finished my neck.

    A quick splash of water on my hands and went forth to check pass 1. Very good reduction and only 1 rinse. A true lather catcher trait.

    Pass 2 all South to North. Same 1 rinse. Checked the results and really nice reduction. It was a CCS at this point.

    Pass 3 going crazy angles to match my growth layout for ATG. Once again wet my hand and check for stragglers. Just a few under the jaw. I finished with a near BBS.

    I am very pleased with the results of this razor. I might just start using a DE on occasion.

    Time to polish up this little sexy ride.


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  13. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    This is the handle I just ordered for it.
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  14. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Well done Tom.

    The other marvelous brass handle is the Karve. $38 for the 3 incher.
     
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  15. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I will check that out.


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  16. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Use KARVESHIP2018 to get free shipping (today).
     
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  17. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Simple elegant design. I might cut something along that line.
     
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  18. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Fantastic shave there Tom. Now, I want a TOMX.
     
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  19. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Thanks Jim. I will need to keep my head low so Fuzzy doesn’t hit me with a brick for falling of the SE wagon


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  20. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Maybe you can figure out a SE version...

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