Re-line Aristocrat Case For John Ruschmeyer

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  1. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    The other day I received this Gillette Aristocrat case from @John Ruschmeyer that needed the bottom part re-lined because there wasn't any. I used a picture from @mr-razor, but it didn't show the case without the razor. It helped some, but I did what you would call a little poetic license to make it. I originally wanted to use foam, but it would have involved more work, so I used cardboard, courtesy of USPS, to make it. The first pic showing pieces I cut up to stack on top of each other and outer edge. I used my Aristocrat and a blade bank for reference..........
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    Second pic showing all the pieces glued together, with a few more extra strips. All parts I used Elmer's glue and brushed all over to stiffen the cardboard when dry..........
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    Third pic making sure everything fit nice in the case..........
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    Fourth pic showing it lined with a purple-like felt and installed in the case..........
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    I decided to also make up a copy of the instruction sheet to add to the case..........
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    Final pic showing the case complete using my '48-'50 Aristocrat, a blade bank from my Bostonian and instruction sheet..........
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  2. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Great work Jim! It looks fantastic!
     
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  3. Dansco

    Dansco Well-Known Member

    VERY nice!
     
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  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you Andrew.
     
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  5. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks.
     
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  6. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    As I said privately, absolutely gorgeous.

    Thank you again!
     
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  7. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Great work Jim!
     
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  8. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    :happy096: That looks amazingly well ... I think the only way to look any better would be if you were able to get some of that purple satin they used in the top.

    But really ... WOW, great job! :happy088:
     
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    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  10. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you Jim.
     
  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I noticed that on cases, the bottom is more of a felt or cotton feel to them. The basic problem is matching the exact color for them. The top ones can be matched a little better as the satin colors are more available.
     
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  12. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks John.
     
  13. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you.
     
  14. Terry Williams

    Terry Williams Well-Known Member

    That is freakin' awesome!
     
  15. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    That came out really well!
     
  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks guys.
     
  17. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    :signs011:
     
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  18. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you sir.
     
  19. spot705

    spot705 Active Member

    Beautiful!
    What is the key to getting the felt to conform without a lot of folding?
     
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  20. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Oh, Wow!
     
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