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

  1. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    I can't thank @twhite enough for help with rescuing the famex by making a new cap for it. Normally I wouldn't even bother but this razor just grabs your attention the way it is designed from the form to the function. If it holds true to other French razors I've used one efficient but aggressive s.o.b. of a shaver.
    The original cap assuming they mixed famex base plates with SOS caps was broken in pieces. The new cap should be even better than the original since twhite made it out of brass while the SOS one was some sort of zinc or pot metal.
    Some before it goes out to be re-plated pictures will be forthcoming once it arrives along with a few shaves.
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  2. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    It was a pleasure making it for you. It got my razor making juices flowing again.

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  3. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Nice job Tom.
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  4. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Thank you.

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  5. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Put me on the list tom if you wascally wabbit decide to make another.
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  6. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool..
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  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Well, sir, 'twas an elegant fall, indeed.

    Has anyone uttered the word "passaround" yet?
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  8. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    HAHAHAHA nope. That may keep me safe from bricks.

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  9. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Nice work Tom! :happy096: Your machining skills are amazing. :eatdrink047:
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  10. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Another great job Tom. Now, I WANT ONE! Gonna make any for sale??
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  11. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Unfortunately not. I had to sneak it on the machines at work. I am not allowed to do G jobs anymore.

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  12. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Tom, I appreciate when your juice flows. Used that Bound & Shagged aftershave just the other day.

    So how big is your home work space? Enough room for a Kickstarter campaign to put the right tools in place?
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  13. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    That would be tough. As I live in a residential neighborhood. I do not have the power supply required for the machine. I can only get 220 single volt. I need at least 240 or 480 to power up correctly.

    I would love to be able to have my own Laboratory for my mad ideas. So for now I must take my chances at work and sneak things in every year or so.

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  14. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Glad yo like the Bound and Shagged. It is my wife’s and mine favorite scent. Rare that we both like the same scent.

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  15. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Veddy veddy sexy indeed!
    Our mad razor scientist strikes again...
    I still don't see how the Nobel Committee hasn't contacted you yet....Probably Gillette money under the table kind of thing!

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  16. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I know. With the prize money I can start my world domination of wet shaving. That DAMDED Gillette

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  17. Redfisher

    Redfisher Doesn't celebrate National Donut Day

    Nice job Tom!

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  18. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    The before pictures of the Famex with the newly machined cap done by @twhite. This thing was pretty beat up when I first got it. One repair that might still be needed is on the base plate cage. I don't know if these were supposed to be symmetrical or not on each side.
    famex1.jpg famex2.jpg famex3.jpg famex4.jpg

    This cap is better than original in it's construction with @twhite making it out of brass for starters. I plan to get in a few shaves before it goes out for plating.
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  19. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I just got the handle for the TOMX.

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  20. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    That handle just screams out I belong to this razor. The only thing aesthetically that doesn't match is the flat rounded part of the shoulder. That razor wants a handle with curves all the way through, the one flat spot needs some curves or a full tapered shoulder.
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