New Home For My Adjustable Aristocrat

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by jimjo1031, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Since finding an original case would probably cost too much, I decided to make my own. I recently bought a wood box from China, and although not exact in measurements, it was close enough. I did think about replicating the plastic inserts, but it was just taking too long and I just really didn't like how it was going. This is what the box originally looked like (sellers image).........
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    I then painted the box black, masked off the lines I needed to replicate from the original, and made up a decal of the name. That was actually a bit hard as getting a good pic of it wasn't easy. The black background that was reproduced wasn't black enough as every other way I did it, the gold looked yellow and I had to hand paint between the letters to make it better..........
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    So after abandoning the idea of replicating the original inserts, I remembered I had an insert from a Gillette case and decided to somehow use it. I had to remove some of the back side and modify the rest to make the razor more centered in the case and add a bunch of foam. All I needed for the top was some soft foam and line it. These are what I used to make the bottom insert..........
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    This is the top foam and bottom insert assembled with those parts..........
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    The next two pics are of it completed, maybe a bit more tweaking needed, and red cloth for the hinge cover to give it the look of the original and a reproduced instruction sheet..........
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    These two pics are of an original case for comparison.........
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    EDIT: Have you ever finished something and just go sonofab......, you know what I mean. After posting this thread I realized I had a better material to use, a nice felt which was thicker and brighter. So I re-lined the case by gluing over the original material I used. I think it came out better and hiding the wrinkles of what I did before..........
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    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
  2. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    :sport001:Great job.....slam dunked that one!
     
  3. johnnyflake

    johnnyflake Well-Known Member

    Great Work, just Great!
     
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  4. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Wow! Again showing some awesome Talent Jim!
     
  5. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Dang, Jim. You are talented.
     
  6. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    :happy096: As always fantastic work. I envy you skills.
     
  7. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    Well done. Can you make me a case for my schick type F??:D
     
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  8. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Sure, PM me and we can figure out the details of how you want it done.
     
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  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks guys, and if you haven't noticed yet, I made a change to the lining.
     
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  10. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    Great work there. If you had not posted the photo's people would think and believe that you got the case from Gillette.
     
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  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Patrick.
     
  12. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool sir..
     
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  13. Moose

    Moose Well-Known Member

    That looks awesome! Great job!
     
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  14. CrustyCat

    CrustyCat Well-Known Member

    Wow, that's awesome, great job.
     
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  15. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you Gary.
     
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  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks guys, appreciate it.
     
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  17. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    Amazing awesome job!
     
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  18. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you.
     
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  19. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Looks great Jim, you got it going on man. Good Show!
     
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  20. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Alan.
     
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