08-27-2014, 08:49 AM
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I would love to get a UFO handle but it doesn't look to good as I understand Rafael is having some medical problems.I'ts a shame as I think his handle is as beautiful & functional as they get.

I did what I think is the next best thing,I took a ATT Colossus handle & modified it.I'm throwing this out there so if anyone is not happy with a plastic handle this might be the way to go.

All the work was done on my gun smith's lathe.I chopped off the neck where the screw goes in the handle[approx 7/16"]faced it off as I cut it by the knurl & hand reamed it.I then drilled a 3/4" deep hole where the 10/32 threads are,the hole should accomodate a 1/4-20 "thread.Finally I taped a 1/4-20 thread.

I believe the one downside of the Colossus handle was that it was a tad long.The small amount I took off seems to feel much better in my hands.I left the original collar on & the mating seems to have been on the money.

These are a few pictures,I hope you will enjoy.
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I didn't think the King Cobra could get much better but I now think I'm onto something.I take no credit for this mod but I do thank Rafael for his inspirition!I also hope he opens his site again it would be a shame to have a craftsman like him go asunder.

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 08-27-2014, 09:13 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very interesting ... thanks for sharing.

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 08-27-2014, 09:34 AM
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Great job on the handle!

By the way, it is Rafael who makes the handles and not Juan. Smile

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 08-27-2014, 10:03 AM
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that handle looks nice with the KC, enjoy !

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 08-27-2014, 10:03 AM
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Hey, really nice job !!

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 08-27-2014, 10:04 AM
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I stand corrected & so does the post,thank you celestino.Just seen the letter on this site from him a little while ago.
Rafael is the manClap

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 08-27-2014, 10:05 AM
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Very nice . You don't need any special stands with ATT habdle. Any ikon stand will work

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 08-27-2014, 01:12 PM
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Well done, friend, well done.

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 08-27-2014, 01:31 PM
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  • CRAusmus
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I think it looks great with the King. Excellent job.

Question is: How many folks have asked you if you will cut and tap their handle since you posted this?

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 08-27-2014, 01:36 PM
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Beautiful job. Did you polish the handle as I believe all the ATT razors/handles are matte finish?

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 08-27-2014, 01:36 PM
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  • ischiapp
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Really a nice job!! HeartHeartHeart

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 08-27-2014, 03:24 PM
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The handle is a standard ATT Colossus,I didn't polish or buff it!

That was a favor from a friend allowing me to use his lathe!I used to be a tool & dye man back 35 years ago,That's the only reason my gun smith allowed me to touch his tools.

Thank you for chiming in Juan,please pass on my best to Rafael

Any gun smith or machine shop should be able to do what I did without to much of a charge.If for any reason you can't locate someone drop me an email & I'll ask my guy if he might consider doing it for you.I really don't think he would charge more than $20 + shipping In any event I would give you his Phone # & you can talk to him direct.

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 08-27-2014, 03:33 PM
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  • Triad
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They really look great together!!

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 08-27-2014, 03:47 PM
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Wow it came out great. I wish I was useful like that.

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 08-27-2014, 04:01 PM
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(08-27-2014, 10:04 AM)stickbow46 Wrote: I stand corrected & so does the post,thank you celestino.Just seen the letter on this site from him a little while ago.
Rafael is the manClap

* It was my pleasure! Smile

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 08-28-2014, 09:08 PM
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  • ben74
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Very well done sir! Clap

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 08-28-2014, 10:42 PM
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  • slr31
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Very nice and Creatively done. Seems like the saying Necessity is the Mother of Invention has been proven again. Biggrin

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 09-13-2014, 04:51 PM
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Thanks for posting pics of the head and handle separately on another thread. I am re-posting them here to keep them with the rest of your lovely pictures. I also have a couple of questions: 1. How long is the threaded stud?; 2. Are the threads in the head identical to the threads in the handle?

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Here is the picture I was mentioning before showing the threads in the handle rather than in the head.

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 09-13-2014, 08:32 PM
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  • refles
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(09-13-2014, 04:51 PM)twallis Wrote: Thanks for posting pics of the head and handle separately on another thread. I am re-posting them here to keep them with the rest of your lovely pictures. I also have a couple of questions: 1. How long is the threaded stud?; 2. Are the threads in the head identical to the threads in the handle?

The last picture you posted is my King Cobra, it looked like someone put loctite or something onto the threaded post that was in the handle, hence why it didn't come off initially.
I've only just recently removed the screw post out out of the handle as I didn't want to damage the threads themselves and it functions fine now after I cleaned up the residue, but to answer your question...

1. The length of the entire screw post removed is about 1 inch
2. its the same thread throughout the length of the screw.

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 12-02-2014, 05:12 PM
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I just realized that I failed to give credit to stickbow46 when I posted a prototype convertible handle on B/S/T. It was really his post that got me thinking about the possibility of converting a regular DE handle to work on a King Cobra razor, which led me to think of a way to preserve the top of the DE handle after cutting it off, which led me to using the Ikon SE as a prototype, which ultimately led to the LAW King Cobra SE-to-DE Razor Handle Adapter (Patent Pending). It's neat how a good idea can grow wings and take off.

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