The $ 2 dollar DIY challenge

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Carbide Mike, Feb 20, 2017.


Possible entries

  1. Shavette

    1 vote(s)
  2. Hand tied knot

    1 vote(s)
  3. Brush handle

    2 vote(s)
  4. DE razor handle

    2 vote(s)
  5. Razor

    0 vote(s)
  6. Other

    0 vote(s)
  7. Soap

    1 vote(s)
  8. Aftershave/Fragrance

    0 vote(s)
  9. Mug/Bowl

    1 vote(s)
  10. Razor/Brush Stand.

    4 vote(s)
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  1. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    This is for all you DIY members. The rules are simple. Show any shave related product that you can make for under $2 bucks. If you are interested, all you have to do is say I'm in, and contribute a gift. (Pack of razors, soap, etc. ). Members can enter more than once, as long as they provide another gift for the winner. As we all need time for family and your entry, the deadline is the last day in March. . Moderators please chime in for a way to vote for the winner. There is not a price on what gift you contribute. The more that enter, the larger the winner will receive. If you already own something required for your entry, you still have $2 bucks to play around with. Just say I'm in.! :) if you want, you can say what you are making, or say Secret ! Have fun, and share your mojo !
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  2. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    Craftsmanship, ingenuity, Silly , Expertise, Unusual. Anything flies, and the Dollar store is your friend.
  3. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    I'm in. I am contributing a Vendor TTO, and my entry is secret till it is picture worthy.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2017
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  4. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Not in but I will be watching :rah:
  5. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Same here. Interested to see what comes up.
  6. '65 G-Slim

    '65 G-Slim Well-Known Member

    I'm in.

    Home-made razor stand...two pieces of scrap wood (from work, $0), cut the notches with a Dremel I've had for like 20 years, base holes drilled out with a 7/16" bit, and some of my landlady's white spray paint.


    I've got blades I can contribute...Astra, Derby, Dorco, 7 o'clocks, Feathers, mix 'em up or all one brand. IDK, what...couple of tucks? Whatever. I gots tons. I'll make up a good sample pack.

    Edit: I reckon a mixed dozen tucks should do, eh?
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2017
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  7. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Good looking finished product, and you can't argue with the cost of materials. How much time did you put into it?
  8. '65 G-Slim

    '65 G-Slim Well-Known Member

    Not much, maybe 30-45 minutes initially, a bit more touching up, and a couple of coats of paint.
  9. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    I'm in. I will contribute a Cholula horse hair travel brush.
    I made these razor stands from scraps.
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  10. '65 G-Slim

    '65 G-Slim Well-Known Member

    Sweet. Is that cedar?
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  11. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    I am pretty sure there are some popsicle stick razors around here that would come in at under $2.

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  12. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    I think you are thinking the same as me.
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  13. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    A paint stick would be kool too.
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  14. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team
    Subscribed to the thread, and possibly entering. If I do enter, my contribution to the pot will be a cased user grade super speed razor and a selection of blades. I'm also going to keep my $2 project secret for now.
  15. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

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  16. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    'tis cedar
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  17. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Instead of putting up four posts, I'm just grouping these together to save space. These brushes were all made from flashlights that were in a "junk" box. The knots all came from China on Ebay bidding in lots. The first two knots, badger, cost $1.90 each. The second two, boar, cost $1.35 each. So each brush comes in under $2.00 each. The last one, black with ribs and grooves, can extend another 1/4" in length, if needed, as can be seen on the second picture. Yep, I get bored and do things like this.

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  18. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Now those are some economy brushes. Cool.
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  19. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Jim. The first three are good sizes for travel brushes.
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  20. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    Nice. :) They look nicer than some brushes from big name companies ! I think so , but it is my humble opinion.
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