09-22-2013, 05:57 PM
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  • bullgoose
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One of my customers decided to pick up a "case gage" to use as a stand for his Feather Razor. It is all stainless and only set him back $25.00. They come in all sizes but he used the .44 Magnum for the Feather All Stainless. I will be interested to hear how it works out for him.

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 09-22-2013, 07:08 PM
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Wow! Now, that is a very interesting idea! Smile

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 09-22-2013, 07:44 PM
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Creative indeed, but I believe - although I may be mistaken - that one can obtain custom stands from artisans for around the same price. Some of us probably would find items we could use like this if we searched our garages and basements.

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 09-22-2013, 07:44 PM
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  • Harvey
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Another solution is just to shoot a hole in your wall and place the razor in it....."reach for the Razor Hombre"...Biggrin

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 09-22-2013, 08:21 PM
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(09-22-2013, 07:44 PM)Harvey Wrote: Another solution is just to shoot a hole in your wall and place the razor in it....."reach for the Razor Hombre"...Biggrin

I'm not sure my wife would approve of such modifications to the walls of the bathroom ... Rolleyes

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 09-22-2013, 09:38 PM
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Ravi, you could just drill some sunken holes in the countertop to stick your razors in.

Rudy Vey makes nice razor stands in all kinds of colors to fit different size razor handles for $25.00 each. Granted, his are not stainless steel.

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 09-23-2013, 03:21 AM
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(09-22-2013, 05:57 PM)bullgoose Wrote: One of my customers decided to pick up a "case gage" to use as a stand for his Feather Razor. It is all stainless and only set him back $25.00. They come in all sizes but he used the .44 Magnum for the Feather All Stainless. I will be interested to hear how it works out for him.

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That is an elegant solution. Nice.

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 09-24-2013, 03:54 AM
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Nice idea. I wonder if they make a case gauge larger enough to hold a bulldog handle?

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 09-24-2013, 11:40 AM
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I like it. A little industrial and NRAish, but I like it. I would be interested to know how it works out for your client as well.

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 09-24-2013, 02:00 PM
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There really is an easier way to make a nice stand....get a piece of nice wood...stain it in the color of your choice and then drill 1/2" 0r 5/8' holes in it and the razor will stand alone or with several razor buddies...the weight of the wood will keep everything solid and on display.this will work with any product you can drill into...tile,stone,steel or fine wood...even crappy 2 X 4,s look nice with a little sanding ,stain and wax.

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 09-24-2013, 02:52 PM
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(09-24-2013, 03:54 AM)slantman Wrote: Nice idea. I wonder if they make a case gauge larger enough to hold a bulldog handle?

Most case gauges are made in competition handgun cartridge sizes. They'd be most commonly found in .355, .40, and .45. One could buy a .45 case gauge and drill it open to fit though. And some case gauges can handle 6 cartridges (razors) at a time.

Of course case gauges are also found in rifle cartridges and again most commonly in competition cartridges... .5.56, .308/.30/06 but IMO they would be far too tall to be esthetic for a razor stand.

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 09-24-2013, 03:00 PM
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How interesting.... and so resourceful.

Only $15 for this one on amazon.

(09-24-2013, 03:54 AM)slantman Wrote: Nice idea. I wonder if they make a case gauge larger enough to hold a bulldog handle?

Is a .50 BMG gauge big enough?

Sad Couldn't find an actual picture, but judging by the size of the bullet, I'm not sure there'd be much handle above the gauge. Tongue

What exactly are these things used to space anyway? Whether the bullet is pushed into the case enough?

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 09-24-2013, 05:45 PM
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(09-24-2013, 03:00 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: How interesting.... and so resourceful.

Only $15 for this one on amazon.

(09-24-2013, 03:54 AM)slantman Wrote: Nice idea. I wonder if they make a case gauge larger enough to hold a bulldog handle?

Is a .50 BMG gauge big enough?

Sad Couldn't find an actual picture, but judging by the size of the bullet, I'm not sure there'd be much handle above the gauge. Tongue

What exactly are these things used to space anyway? Whether the bullet is pushed into the case enough?
A case gauge is used to insure the correct cartridge is being used. It is placed into the case gauge and must slide in and fit perfectly all the way to the rim.

I think 50 represents .50" which is still too small for a bulldog.

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 09-24-2013, 07:41 PM
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Mods: If anyone goes bonkers about seeing a drawing of a cartridge please delete the post or remove the pic, your choice.

Basically a case gauge is the same dimensions as the chamber the cartridge will be fired in. It must go in easily and correctly. Some have go/nogo areas machined into them for head space, but I didn't see that on the Wilson case gauge pictured.

A .50 BMG case gauge would be completely unsuitable IMO.
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The .50 BMG case gauge would need to be longer than the .50 case itself, so at least 4" long. The ID as seen in the drawing is .804 inches and it would taper down, so the taper needs to be taken into account since the razor might slide in all the way up to the head. But I don't know the dimensions of the bulldog handle so that's just something to watch for. If you don't mind a 4" long razor stand it might work. It would certainly be a conversation starter if it was left out to be seen.

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 09-25-2013, 04:59 AM
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(09-24-2013, 07:41 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Mods: If anyone goes bonkers about seeing a drawing of a cartridge please delete the post or remove the pic, your choice.

Basically a case gauge is the same dimensions as the chamber the cartridge will be fired in. It must go in easily and correctly. Some have go/nogo areas machined into them for head space, but I didn't see that on the Wilson case gauge pictured.

A .50 BMB case gauge would be completely unsuitable IMO.
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The .50 BMG case gauge would need to be longer than the .50 case itself, so at least 4" long. The ID as seen in the drawing is .804 inches and it would taper down, so the taper needs to be taken into account since the razor might slide in all the way up to the head. But I don't know the dimensions of the bulldog handle so that's just something to watch for. If you don't mind a 4" long razor stand it might work. It would certainly be a conversation starter if it was left out to be seen.

Great diagram Brian. The opening of the iKon stand is about .50 and the handle fits in nicely with a slight amount of room to spare so I think this .50 case gauge might work.

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 09-25-2013, 08:43 AM
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(09-25-2013, 04:59 AM)slantman Wrote:
(09-24-2013, 07:41 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Mods: If anyone goes bonkers about seeing a drawing of a cartridge please delete the post or remove the pic, your choice.

Basically a case gauge is the same dimensions as the chamber the cartridge will be fired in. It must go in easily and correctly. Some have go/nogo areas machined into them for head space, but I didn't see that on the Wilson case gauge pictured.

A .50 BMB case gauge would be completely unsuitable IMO.
[Image: 50bmg_dimensions_zpsa04d5fa3.gif]

The .50 BMG case gauge would need to be longer than the .50 case itself, so at least 4" long. The ID as seen in the drawing is .804 inches and it would taper down, so the taper needs to be taken into account since the razor might slide in all the way up to the head. But I don't know the dimensions of the bulldog handle so that's just something to watch for. If you don't mind a 4" long razor stand it might work. It would certainly be a conversation starter if it was left out to be seen.

Great diagram Brian. The opening of the iKon stand is about .50 and the handle fits in nicely with a slight amount of room to spare so I think this .50 case gauge might work.

Don't forget that the end the razor would go in would be .8xx something inches unless the gauge only measures the brass and not the full cartridge.

Other options would be .50 Beowulf and the .500 S&W if one is made for it. Alexander Arms lists .50 Beo case gauges for $30. Unless they changed the dimensions it will be approx. 2 1/8" long and 7/8" in diameter. The ID is a hair over 17/32" and the bullet end is a hair under 1/2" ID.

If that doesn't do it for you contact me privately and I'll give you the gents address who makes the .50 Beowulf case gauge and e-mail, but it's at least 10 years old, maybe it's still good, maybe not. He might be able to turn something custom. You'll never know until you ask.

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 09-25-2013, 10:52 AM
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Wow, Brian! That is a very detailed diagram! Smile

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 09-26-2013, 03:52 PM
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This gives me some great ideasLightbulbExclamation

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 09-27-2013, 11:40 AM
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(09-26-2013, 03:52 PM)AKASL Wrote: This gives me some great ideasLightbulbExclamation

I thought of you as well, lol.

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 09-27-2013, 12:24 PM
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(09-26-2013, 03:52 PM)AKASL Wrote: This gives me some great ideasLightbulbExclamation

Of course it does! We are interested in what turns out! Biggrin

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