The ΑΛΦΑ [Alpha} T-400 - My Prototype Rubberset Tribute

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Vlasta, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Guys,

    I made one mistake and put a price on the prototypes and now the thread is deleted. All that information gone...

    To say I am miffed is a understatement. I will start a thread again once I am over the anger. The SELLING part will only go on to the marketplace as per the useful admin comment.. Meantime here are my prototype handles. Yes they are solid, for now. Yes I need feedback on them and YES if there is interest I will be selling them but not in this part of the forum. They fit a 24mm knot.

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  2. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    Very nice, would prefer hollow base, and very interested.

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  3. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I'd be interested
     
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  4. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

    Looking good!!
     
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  5. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Sweet looking handle!
     
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  6. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member

    That is really close to the original, I too would like to have a hollow handle. Great job!


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  7. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    The 10 prototypes all have solid handle. if I go to production they will be hollowed out. These are machined not cast. What I am looking for is feedback.
     
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  8. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    Either solid or hollowed out would work. If hollowed out the at least 1/8" of material should remain at the throat opening.
     
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  9. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I'll give feedback, and prefer solid.
    So count me in if space is available.

    Edited to emphasize, not a sale.
     
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  10. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    I am NOT selling in this thread - got the post deleted last time I even mentioned a $$ value. I will post in Market place later.
     
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  11. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Since it’s aluminum will you be anodizing them in different colors as well? I don’t know what sort of feedback you are looking for, but I like it and I’m interested is best I can do. Lol unless you want me to give user feedback? If that’s the case pm me and I’ll be glad to be your tester;)
     
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  12. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I understand, I'd be interested, if space is available in your research.
     
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  13. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Guys - please express your interest in my research in this thread and I will start a private group chat. Keepin' it clean...
     
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  14. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    The prototype looks good. 24mm knot seems to be a good size selection. Different knot options would be awesome . Numbered ferrels would be cool to identify knots such as 1 for badger, 2 for boar, 3, for synthetic 4. Horsie hair..


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  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Nice work. I would prefer solid and a 28mm knot option.
     
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  16. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    I would prefer 22-24mm knot maximum. Much larger and I quickly lose interest.
     
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  17. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Guys - I am on a business trip right now hence the delays between responses. I will answer all in the group PM message.
     
  18. Screwtape

    Screwtape Well-Known Member

    I have never handled an original Rubberset so I have no real opinion on the whole solid/hollow handle issue. However, it strikes me that one of the biggest selling features of this design in the modern shaving world is the possibility to have multiple ferrules for different types and perhaps even sizes of knots.

    For knot size, 24mm is an excellent all-round size I find, but anything up to about 28mm works for me. I don’t much like anything smaller than 24mm and anything over 28mm starts not fitting even in good-sized tubs.

    Anodized versus plain bright finish -- both can be nice but polished plain aluminum is more "traditional Rubberset".
     
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  19. AlDm

    AlDm Well-Known Member

    If possible, I would like to participate.

    Если это возможно, я хотел бы участвовать.
     
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  20. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    OK I will add you to the review group. That’s it folks the review group itself is closed but there will be updates here. You will be first to know when I get to production.


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