09-29-2013, 03:55 PM
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Good evening gentleman! I wanted to contribute something to the board tonight. I am not the originator of this concept, however I would like to share the results with you all. I recently bought the Feather AS-D2 razor and instantly fell in love with it. Naturally once I had it I saw the matching Feather stand for it and thought, "WOW that would look nice!" But then I saw the price tag, and there's no way I would ever spend $100 on something like that. So I did a little search on a different forum and found this:

http://www.dillonprecision.com/content/p...Case_Gages

Granted I know absolutely nothing about firearms. This is an all stainless steel cylinder with a bore down the center. The diameter of the bore is about .45" and the diameter of the Feather handle is about .44", so it is as snug of a fit as you can get without damaging the razor. It is 3 ounces and 41mm high. Also it is worth noting that the razor handle doesn't go all the way through to the bottom, there is a catch or shelf about 33mm down into the bore. Anyway this item is about $25 shipped and it does it's job quite well. Make sure you order the one that says .44 Magnum. I can vouch for this one being a good fit. Here are the pics:

[Image: UpvrYN0.jpg]
[Image: OJGSrfG.jpg]

- Nick

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 09-29-2013, 04:10 PM
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Great to see someone took Phil's advice from his thread he posted.
It seems to fit your razor perfectly. Congratulations!Biggrin

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 09-29-2013, 04:15 PM
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Oh wow I had no idea Phil had a thread on this! Cool!

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 09-29-2013, 05:10 PM
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That's great! Especially if you bought your razor without the stand as I don't think anyone sells the stand separately!

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 09-29-2013, 05:54 PM
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(09-29-2013, 04:15 PM)NSmalls Wrote: Oh wow I had no idea Phil had a thread on this! Cool!

* Here you go: http://shavenook.com/thread-razor-stand-...e-solution

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 09-29-2013, 06:00 PM
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Well would you look at that! That's awesome! Smile

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 10-06-2013, 12:49 PM
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That case gauge with the razor installed looks a bit top heavy and prone to tipping over. Do you find the gauge holds the razor upright?

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 10-07-2013, 06:51 AM
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Here us my very affordable razor stand.
1/2" drive deep impact socket size 9/16"
weigh 5.6 oz and extremely stable
cost $1.34 (close out from my local auto parts store)
This is an iKon slant with a iKon bulldog handle. The fit is perfect. To fit a Feather or Titan/Atlas handle you need size 1/2" or 12mm.

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 10-07-2013, 07:21 AM
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(10-07-2013, 06:51 AM)slantman Wrote: Here us my very affordable razor stand.
1/2" drive deep impact socket size 9/16"
weigh 5.6 oz and extremely stable
cost $1.34 (close out from my local auto parts store)
This is an iKon slant with a iKon bulldog handle. The fit is perfect. To fit a Feather or Titan/Atlas handle you need size 1/2" or 12mm.

Nice. Did you line or coat the inside of the socket? I think I would worry a little about scratching the razor handle while moving it in and out.

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 10-07-2013, 07:47 AM
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Well done, Jerry! Biggrin

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 10-07-2013, 08:17 AM
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(10-06-2013, 12:49 PM)AKASL Wrote: That case gauge with the razor installed looks a bit top heavy and prone to tipping over. Do you find the gauge holds the razor upright?

Yes it does hold the razor upright. A few have pointed out that it is more top heavy than the original Feather stand. I do not own the original Feather stand, but I can say that I feel pretty safe with the razor in the case gage. If I was more clumsy or lived with other people I probably wouldn't though, because I think it would be easy to knock over. With that being said a safety razor is a top heavy object, and with this type of base stand it can be easy to knock over unless the stand had a very wide base. I think the razor is best protected laying on its side, but this looked really nice to me and I am enjoying it.

Slantman, nice touch with the creative thinking!!!

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 10-07-2013, 08:32 AM
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(10-07-2013, 07:21 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(10-07-2013, 06:51 AM)slantman Wrote: Here us my very affordable razor stand.
1/2" drive deep impact socket size 9/16"
weigh 5.6 oz and extremely stable
cost $1.34 (close out from my local auto parts store)
This is an iKon slant with a iKon bulldog handle. The fit is perfect. To fit a Feather or Titan/Atlas handle you need size 1/2" or 12mm.

Nice. Did you line or coat the inside of the socket? I think I would worry a little about scratching the razor handle while moving it in and out.
I don't see a problem with this John. Even using an iKon or Feather razor holder there will be some rubbing but not enough to scratch the finish of the handle. I guess the plastic holder Johnny had made out of a brush handle would be the safest however, it looks too light for my taste.

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 10-07-2013, 11:05 AM
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Equally affordable is to use a 1/2" drill on a stone or nice piece of interesting wood (stained to your taste) and make a couple holes the correct size...let your imagination run wild ...can be as thick or wide as your space allows...I have done this several times and it works...it is easy...and inexpensive!!!!Smile

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 10-12-2013, 09:05 PM
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I had the stand twice in the Feather As-D1,
Bought the As-D2 without it.

Why would I need a stand for a razor I use maybe 2-3 times a year ?
I own 48 DE razors and rotate them.

I shave with DE's 2-3 times a week, so......Smile

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 10-12-2013, 09:12 PM
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(10-12-2013, 09:05 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: I had the stand twice in the Feather As-D1,
Bought the As-D2 without it.

Why would I need a stand for a razor I use maybe 2-3 times a year ?
I own 48 DE razors and rotate them.

I shave with DE's 2-3 times a week, so......Smile

I only own 4 DE's and the AS-D2 is the only own I actually use. I have mostly switched to the Artist Club system at this point but I do mix in the AS-D2 as needed.

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 10-19-2013, 07:32 PM
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Great idea. The best price I can find for a complete set with stand is $269 vs $172 w/o. Almost $100 for the stand is a bit much! I'm still looking for a better price but may settle for an alternative stand.

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 10-19-2013, 07:49 PM
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Awesome!

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 10-25-2013, 08:49 AM
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(09-29-2013, 03:55 PM)NSmalls Wrote: Good evening gentleman! I wanted to contribute something to the board tonight. I am not the originator of this concept, however I would like to share the results with you all. I recently bought the Feather AS-D2 razor and instantly fell in love with it. Naturally once I had it I saw the matching Feather stand for it and thought, "WOW that would look nice!" But then I saw the price tag, and there's no way I would ever spend $100 on something like that. So I did a little search on a different forum and found this:

http://www.dillonprecision.com/content/p...Case_Gages

Granted I know absolutely nothing about firearms. This is an all stainless steel cylinder with a bore down the center. The diameter of the bore is about .45" and the diameter of the Feather handle is about .44", so it is as snug of a fit as you can get without damaging the razor. It is 3 ounces and 41mm high. Also it is worth noting that the razor handle doesn't go all the way through to the bottom, there is a catch or shelf about 33mm down into the bore. Anyway this item is about $25 shipped and it does it's job quite well. Make sure you order the one that says .44 Magnum. I can vouch for this one being a good fit. Here are the pics:

[Image: UpvrYN0.jpg]
[Image: OJGSrfG.jpg]

- Nick
That is sweet.....

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 10-25-2013, 08:55 AM
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Thanks Alex!

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 10-08-2014, 01:40 PM
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ATT makes a really beautiful stainless steel razor stand - it almost looks like a chess piece. The price reflects this. I have to say, it would make a splendid heirloom - wish my gran-dad had bought one when they were a dollar twenty-five.
Euro

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