Vintage Razor Instructions For Download And Other Useful Stuff.

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  1. jimjo1031

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    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Auto Strop VC-1 instruction sheet. After looking at images on the web, I came up with the dimensions of 2 13/16" x 8 13/16" to be close to it's original size. You'll probably have to adjust the contrast some to darken it a bit. One thing I should add is the dimensions were made after trimming the edges to make them straight.

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  4. BlaydRunner

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    Thanks for all the Info. It must have taken a lot of time to accumulate.
     
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    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    When I get bored, I look around for things.
     
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    BlaydRunner Member

    You must get bored a lot. Great research.
     
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  8. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    awesome stuff.. i have started ..vintage gillette sotd ...thread if any one is interested please post ... all things gillette..thank you, gary.
     
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    DIY Gillette Tech Box.......

    I've been wanting to do this for a while, and I hope it helps out some members in making their own Tech Box (case). It really isn't hard to do and only involves gluing three areas. I have included measurements to both parts needed to make it, in case your printer needs them for an accurate copy, slightly smaller will also probably work. Also, depending on the printer, color and contrast might have to be adjusted. I would suggest printing a set, or two, on plain paper, just to practice making it. Use matte photo paper set on the best quality for the final product, while not as thick as the original, it'll work, unless you want to glue another sheet of heavy paper to it. On the instruction sheets, you will notice dotted lines. Those are the areas to be folded. The solid lines are where the cuts will be. Some of the outline areas are a little harder to see, but use the instruction sheets as a guide. Some lines are a little off, but hey, no one's perfect. For the cardboard insert that's about 1/8" thick, a hard type foam will work as it'll be easier to cut and just add a piece of thin cardboard on top. The two links are for my Dropbox for the ones to be printed out as the images are too big to upload on here. The two pics are the instruction sheets. Hope this helps someone.................

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    https://www.dropbox.com/s/yqzbmmzybdyq6a3/tb2aa.jpg?dl=0

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  11. brit

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    very cool jim..
     
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    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Gary.
     
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    Blade Sharpness of Some Popular Blades. Lower # is sharper................

    First # - New Blade Sharpness
    2nd # - After Shave 1 Sharpness
    3rd # - After Shave 2 Sharpness
    4th # - Average

    Astra Superior Platinum - 49 46 44 46
    Astra Super Stainless - 43 38 40 40
    BIC Chrome Platinum - 40 33 32 35
    Big Ben Super Stainless - 49 45 49 48
    Bolzano Superinox Inossidabile - 52 46 49 49
    Crystal - 44 37 38 40
    Derby Extra (Green) - 53 44 51 49
    Derby Premium - 51 46 46 48
    Feather - 32 40 40 37
    Gillette 7 O'clock Permasharp Stainless (Green) - 45 35 42 41
    Gillette 7 O'clock SharpEdge (Yellow) - 46 43 42 44
    Gillette 7 O'clock Super Platinum (Black) - 45 32 36 38
    Gillette 7 O'clock Super Stainless (Green) - 45 38 40 41
    Gillette Nacet Stainless - 39 35 38 37
    Gillette Platinum - 45 38 39 41
    Gillette Rubie Plus - 50 45 41 45
    Gillette Silver Blue - 46 41 35 41
    Kai Stainless Steel - 53 42 39 45
    Merkur - 53 51 46 50
    Perma-Sharp Super - 41 30 37 36
    Personna Comfort Coated (Lab Blue) - 48 37 35 40
    Personna Platinum (Israeli Reds) - 41 37 36 38
    PolSilver Super Iridium - 46 39 40 42
    Rapira Platinum Lux - 44 38 39 40
    Rapira Swedish Super Steel - 47 48 47 47
    Rockwell Razors - 54 51 54 53
    Shark Super Stainless - 47 51 56 51
    Sputnik - 52 43 44 46
    Super Tian Li Blue Blades - 67 61 60 63
    Treet Carbon (Black Beauty) - 52 62 69 61
    Treet Platinum - 45 46 46 46
    Voskhod - 42 41 39 41
    Wilkinson Sword (German) - 46 33 34 38
    Wilkinson Sword (Gillette) - 43 40 41 41
     
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    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool sir.. nacets are pretty consistent..
     
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    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I also noticed how two of my favorites, Bic and Israeli Reds get better as they are used more. I like how they seem to get smoother also.
     
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    brit Well-Known Member

    the coatings smooth out maybe..?
     
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    Instruction sheet for the Gem Featherweight razor. Dimensions are 2 11/16" wide x 2 25/32 height.

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  20. Rev579

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    This thread might be the tightest thread here! Do we have a thread that has fabric patterns for various case interiors or leather patterns for case & container exteriors?
     
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