Jayaruh Wooden SE Razor: Last Call

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Jayaruh, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I have been thinking of making a wooden razor for a long time. So, yesterday, all that thinking came to life. I used some scrap wood I had on hand. The handle was made of two types of wood laminated together for this purpose. I actually shaved with the razor this morning. I did the first pass with it and then finished up with my Damaskeene OC razor. I will do a full shave with the wooden razor tomorrow and make a video.

    I started by making the teeth.
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    Using an old blade, I marked off boundaries and did some dremmel work on the teeth.
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    Here I am gluing up the head with the handle.
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    I could not figure an efficient way to hold the blade, so I opted for a bulldog clip. I do have razor stops, but I needed to secure the razor to keep it flat.
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    Here it is after two coats of polycrylic.
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  2. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Wow, Jim! That's impressive as usual and very creative. Looking forward to your shave report!
     
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  3. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I don't know whether to be awed or really scared. So... video or it didn't happen. ;)
     
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  4. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I will do a full report tomorrow. I think I am going to shorten the teeth today and bring in the sides a bit.
     
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  5. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Lord willing, you will get your video tomorrow. I will do a full shave then. Today's first pass was veddy nice. I just had a little trouble getting under my nose. If I had a mustache, it would have been no issue, but I must shave under my nose. Finished up with my Frankendammy OC.
     
  6. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Update: I took a little off of each side and shortened the teeth. I also notched the bulldog clamp so it would go onto the blade a little further. These modifications should make it a little easier to get under my nose.

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  7. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Hands up if you thought that binder clips were just for documents and Doritos bags! :D
     
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  8. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Scared, very scared. I can just see the front of the blade coming loose, on a long stroke, on the neck.

    If we don't hear from you after this, well, I guess we will know how this experiment worked out.
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  10. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Just an idea, but couldn't you use a blind nut just above the screw holding the handle to hold the blade on with another screw.
     
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  12. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    (edited) Well you know what they say about blind nuts and their squirrels ....
     
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  13. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I had thought of something like that, but I wanted to avoid using more screws.
     
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  14. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    That's incredibly ingenious! Great job and waiting for your report
     
  15. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Here we go! Now we all need a JR razor to go with our JR brush!

    Very cool, Jim!
     
  16. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Note that post. It's the day that Charlie created a monster. :rofl:
     
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  17. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    You know you want one, Rich. :)
     
  18. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool,i will practice with my old type first though....
     
  19. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Well... truth be told....

    I'm not sure that I'd want to own one because I'm clumsy. But, if there were a pass around... *hint hint*
     
  20. riverrun

    riverrun Well-Known Member

    You need to have special clamps made, embossed with 'Jayaruh' and a few logos - for that vintage Kampfe look! :cool:
     

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