Simple DIY Razor Handle

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by jimjo1031, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    A while back, @twhite sent me some of those ferrules that were used for Gem and Ever-Ready handles that @Jayaruh made. The only difference was to not drill any holes in them. And after some time, they got misplaced, until last week. I had an idea for a razor handle that wouldn't be hard to make. In the following pic are the items I used. A metal tube from a large size electronic cigarette, which has a carbon fiber vinyl wrap. Two ferrules, which I drilled a hole in one of them, a short steel travel handle and some BB's. The handle is wrapped in tape, which I'll explain later..........
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    First I put the handle in the tube with the neck flush with the end. The tape made a friction fit so it wouldn't move and helped to center it. I then flipped it over and filled the open space with BB's and epoxy so the handle wouldn't be top heavy. Then I epoxied the closed ferrule on to the end. Then I put epoxy into the top around the neck of the short handle and epoxied the top ferrule, with the hole, on the tube. This pic showing the completed result, total length is 3 1/6". It's about 1/16" longer than a Tech fat handle and wider. The weight felt nice..........
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    Here is how it looks on a DE89 head. The heavy weight and wide handle feels real good..........
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  2. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Very nice work. I love the dark color contrasting with the razor.

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  3. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Yeah so do I. I'm glad I kept the vinyl wrap on.
     
  4. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Oh man! I like it!
     
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  5. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks.
     
  6. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    That looks better than some handles I've bought. Great job!!
     
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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you sir.
     
  8. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Looking good, Jim.
     
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  9. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Nice looking handle Jim!
     
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  10. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks guys.
     
  11. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Great imagination, that's a winner IMO.
     
  12. Kypros Christodoulides

    Kypros Christodoulides Well-Known Member

    Very good looking Jim, bravo.
     

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