Friday, September 22, 2017

Celtic Knot Handles

I got the idea for this from a pen turner. I glued up two blanks over two days, and today, I turned them into two handles. I used oak for the handle and purple heart for the "knot." I made a 35 degree cut and glued an eighth inch piece between the two pieces. I clamped it and let it dry. I made a total of four cuts along with gluing and clamping with 4 hours between for drying.

Here is the blank ready for turning.

Here it is after the basic shape is achieved.

I drilled a hole for the knot.

I am putting a Celtic knot button on the bottom, too.

Below are pictures of the second handle I turned using the same techniques. I have ordered some 24mm Maggard synthetic knots for these handles. I will finish the handles with a clear polycrylic finish.


Update: I put two coats of polycrylic on the handles. Now I am waiting on the two 24mm Maggard synthetic knots to finish them off.


Shave of the Day - 9/22



Proraso Pre Shave
Arko Extra Performance
Jayaruh #216
Gem G-Bar
CVS SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Vegetal

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Arko Extra Performance Shaving Cream face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #216 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gem G-Bar razor and a CVS SE blade. I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Clubman Vegetal AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Shave of the Day - 9/21



Proraso Pre Shave
Arko Extra Performance
Jayaruh #216
Gem Featherweight
CVS SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Vegetal

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Arko Extra Performance Shaving Cream face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #216 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gem Featherweight razor and a CVS SE blade. I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Clubman Vegetal AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Gillette NEW DeLuxe - 1930

I found this NEW DeLuxe Norfolk Tuckaway in Fletcher today. It has lots of scrapes on the case, the liner is all faded out, there is a small crack at the base of the handle, and there is plate loss on the razor, but I am very happy with the find. The first two pictures are before cleaning.



I cleaned it up and buffed it a bit. Here are the results.


The Serial # indicates a 1930 date of manufacture. This is the
last year that serial numbers were put on razors.







Shave of the Day - 9/20



Proraso Pre Shave
Williams Mug Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #216
Gem Push-Button
CVS SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Vegetal

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams Mug Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #216 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gem Push-Button razor and a CVS blade. I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Clubman Vegetal AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Craftsman Strop II

Clasp before cleaning.
I put a hook under the sink counter so I can hang the strop for stropping.





After cleaning.

Before and after.

Shave of the Day - 9/19



Proraso Pre Shave
Arko Extra Performance
Jayaruh #216
Dad's Schick E3
Personna Stainless
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Vegetal

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Arko Extra Performance Shaving Cream face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #216 synthetic brush. I did two passes with my Dad's Schick E3 razor and a Personna Stainless blade. I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Clubman Vegetal AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...