Making a straight

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by twhite, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I'm waiting to see if his blade tempering works.
     
  2. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Me too. I have a bunch of home improvements to do right now. I will only be able to work on this intermittently for a while. I need to figure out how I am going to grind the slight hollow next.

    Tom


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  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Will the roller end of your homemade belt sander work, with a smaller diameter roller on the end???
     
  4. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I actually need a larger roller. The radius of the partial hollow on my near. Wedge design is 7-1/2 radius.


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  5. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    The Bunny H type......Tom's Hussy!
     
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  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Problem solved. It sounds like you already know how to make the near hollow
     
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  7. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I hope so. I am working on an idea to mount a 24" belt on a wheel. Kind of like a regular grinding wheel. I have a hone made disc sander that I will modify to take the new style wheel.

    I am actually making a rest to mount to it. It will control how much the blade can move. I will post pictures once i get it all noodled out.

    Tom


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  8. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Oh yes. Got to love those Hussy's


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  9. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I have made a wheel and blade rest. I need to find a motor. I went to garage sales today looking for a motor. As I am a cheap bastardI will be looking for one on the cheap. I also made 2 more blade blanks just like the first one.

    The wheel will accept a 24" belt. It is a nice snug fit. I hope it works out ok. The wheel diameter is 7.64. It should work out ok for the near wedge grind I plan on using. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]



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  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Most excellent reading Tom. Keep up the good work.
     
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  11. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Thanks. I find it fun to share my escapades with all of you.

    Tom


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  12. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Great read.
     
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  13. elyknives

    elyknives Member

    I have made some razors. I would love to keep up with your progress! Good luck!

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  14. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Thank you.


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  15. mushraeddur

    mushraeddur Member

    If you have a chance of making any short videos of your progress and methods employed, that would be awesome.

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  16. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Welcome to The Shave Den, @elyknives . Please go to "The Welcome Center" area and introduce yourself. We would all like to hear about your razor making skills and your history.
     
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  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I'm confused as to how the entire blade can be hollow ground, with the blade mount you made? Are you having any troubles with it?
     
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  18. matteob

    matteob Active Member

    Interesting: I really wish I had craft skills.That looks great Tom.
     
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  20. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Well...I guess it's ok if you can re-purpose all those tools to make spinners next month :)
     
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