Turned another handle today out of Stainless Steel

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Turned another handle today out of Stainless Steel

Post by AKASL » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:52 pm

I had some time to work on a small project today. This started out as a .500" diameter length of 303 Stainless Steel bar stock. The overall length is 4" even. Being made from stainless the handle turned out nice and heavy.

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I decided to try my 5th DE shave with this handle attached to my EJ DE89 to see how I would like it.......... and I LOVE IT.

I took great pains to make certain my beard was prepped and softened so that my shave would not turn into a self mutilation again.

The first thing I did was install the head on the handle without a blade loaded. Next I closed my eyes and started practicing my shave technique, hold the razor at 30*, bring the razor to the face, and let the razor descend down my cheek by just letting the weight of the razor slide over my beard. What I discovered actually surprised me............. even with an empty razor I was pressing the razor into my face applying far too much pressure to the razor.

OK now it was time to load a blade and see if I couldn't get thru a shave without cutting myself up to look like a tomato.

A hot, wet, towel was held to my face for a minute, then I made a lather and spread it out letting it sit there for several minutes. Another hot towel and I wiped all the lather off and applied olive oil as a pre-shave oil. Nivea Sensitive Skin shave gel was applied over the oil and I was ready.

I hoisted this telephone pole of a razor and just let the razor fall over my beard, no pressure, no hurry just pure shave. I had to do several strokes over the same area because I had 5 days worth of white wire to mow down.

The razor performed quite well and the time spent on the blade less shaving worked wonders ............ I didn't nick myself once! No weepers, no irritation and no razor burn! I think I've finally mastered this manly shaving technique! My wife even enjoyed rubbing her hands on my face and saying "That's Smooooooooth!" :wink:

Here's a tip for all of us Noobies out there ........ Try practicing with a blade less razor with your eyes closed and I'm will to bet you will improve your shave performance.

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Re: Turned another handle today out of Stainless Steel

Post by churchilllafemme » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:13 pm

That's a very attractive handle. What, roughly, is the diameter in mm?
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Post by beartrap » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:26 pm

It looks great! Is it slippery when wet or you hold it on the knurling?
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Post by fallingwickets » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:07 am

Im interested to know about grip character too. Looks very nice

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Post by brothers » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:25 pm

churchilllafemme wrote:That's a very attractive handle. What, roughly, is the diameter in mm?
John, my digital caliber tells me .500"=12.71mm hope that helps.
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Post by btafan » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:36 pm

Glad you're getting the hang of it quicker than I did. I'm just now starting to see how amazing wetshaving really is. And your handles--wow! I know plenty of people (myself included) who would love to buy some of those that you're made.
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Post by beartrap » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:02 pm

btafan wrote:Glad you're getting the hang of it quicker than I did. I'm just now starting to see how amazing wetshaving really is. And your handles--wow! I know plenty of people (myself included) who would love to buy some of those that you're made.
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Post by Clinto » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:32 pm

Yea I agree, you should consider selling some handles. I have a custom UFO that's perfectly smooth and I like it more than I thought I would. I like the one in your picture because while there's still some knurling on it, it's pretty smooth.

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Post by changabang » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:43 am

That's a beautiful effort, but without knurling, I'd be "ascared" to put a blade in the razor. That's the reason I rarely use my Pils.
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Post by jww » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:53 am

I am always impressed with the cottage industry efforts on this forum. Gents making their own soap, their own AS, razor handles, brushes ...... very impressive indeed.
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Post by The_whingnut » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:41 am

That is one sharp looking handle. =D>

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Re: Turned another handle today out of Stainless Steel

Post by Squire » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:46 pm

That it is.
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