07-28-2015, 07:39 PM
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I'd like to introduce myself and my work here on The Shave Nook, having recently joined as an artisan.

I've bee lurking around for a bit, some of you may have seen the pictures of a Fat Boy and a Criterion that I did for myself awhile back.  I still have the Criterion in my rotation but traded the Fat Boy to Shane Greene when he had his huge den clean-out. Smile  Yes, I too suffer from RAD.

I spent many years refinishing firearms and decided to put those skills to work in my current passion, wet shaving and safety razors. I launched this endeavor with the intent of saving vintage Gillettes that were not good candidates for traditional replating.  I believe in the history of things and that they should be protected.  Alll in all it seemed like a worthy endeavor and something I'd enjoy.

I was prepared for push-back from traditionalists, arguments with people about it being right or wrong. What I wasn't prepared for and never imagined was how warmly my efforts were received and the number of people that were excited by what I was doing.  All of that has lead me to here, presenting my work to you as an Artisan of The Shave Nook community.  I look forward to your comments and any discussion.

First I'd like to show you a Gillette Tech that I created and was not fond of when I made it.  I liked it in a funky way, but wasn't really sold.  It's become the razor I have sold more of than any other. Smile  Funny how these things work.

I named it the Steampunk Tech, because that's what it made me think of:

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It's brought about some requests I didn't expect, Slims in that style:

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Even a Weber I refinished in those colors:

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Most of my creations tend to be more aligned to more vintage looks like these Gillette News (although the Titanium color is more modern)

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I've created a number of Fat Boys based on the one I originally made for myself:

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I'd also like to show you what is possible from a refinish perspective with this customer single ring that had seen better days:

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It became this:

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I've found doing this to be an incredible journey.  It's very rewarding to create things that people love and appreciate.  I hope that you've enjoyed some what I've shown you.  At some point I will get back to creating new things, but done anything new lately just keeping up with the styles I've already created.  However, I'm always open to ideas on color schemes and looks that people might find interesting.  I'll try almost anything once.

If you're interested and have time I invite you to take a spin around the Delta Echo site to view the rest of my portfolio.  

Delta Echo Razor Works

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 07-28-2015, 08:08 PM
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I personally think your work is beautiful. I'd love to send a couple razors your way some day!

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 07-28-2015, 08:12 PM
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Babeando  let me clean up a bit first...

Well then, gorgeous work, you have great taste. 
Welcome to the community!

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 07-28-2015, 08:17 PM
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Your razors look great! Keep up the great work.

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 07-28-2015, 08:21 PM
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Jay, great job on those restorations, I can't stop looking at that Fat Boy.

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 07-28-2015, 08:48 PM
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Are SEs a possibility? 

Lovely unique work for certain.

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 07-28-2015, 08:51 PM
  • greyhawk
  • Senior Member
  • Southern California
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Very cool stuff--really beautiful.

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 07-28-2015, 11:07 PM
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Wonderful work and welcome as a new artisan!  Smile

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 07-29-2015, 02:34 AM
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Welcome. Glad to have you as a member of the forum. The transformation of those razors is amazing.

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 07-29-2015, 03:10 AM
  • MPH
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  • UK
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Great work!!!! Welcome!

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 07-29-2015, 03:59 AM
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Looking at ur work still blows me away!!! Glad to have u here!!

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 07-29-2015, 04:42 AM
  • leonidas
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  • Jerez de la Frontera (FPO)
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..........beautiful work..............!

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 07-29-2015, 05:25 AM
  • racebmx
  • Sapone Di Paolo
  • Charleston, South Carolina
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Yowza! Awesome site, awesome work!  Clap

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 07-29-2015, 05:50 AM
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Very nice work sir. Do you think that a hoffritz slant (pot metal) would be possible?

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 07-29-2015, 06:01 AM
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Wonderful, great work . Congrats !!!


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 07-29-2015, 06:32 AM
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These look great. I love the contrast on some of them.

As much as I don't care for replates to make them look original (nickel etc), I am drawn to yours where they bring a new and fresh look to them.

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 07-29-2015, 06:52 AM
  • N8Julo43
  • Red Whisker Wrangler
  • Mizzou-RAH, USA
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Extremely nice work! I love the copper and bronze accents.

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 07-29-2015, 07:58 AM
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Nice work, I love the TI look of that Gillette tech. All were good though. I'd like to see your firearms...

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 07-29-2015, 09:30 AM
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(07-28-2015, 08:48 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Are SEs a possibility? 

Lovely unique work for certain.

I haven't gotten around to doing one yet, but I have a couple of GEMs that I will do when I have free time. I don't see any reason why not.  I'm actually curious to see how they look, I think some of them actually have some really nice spots for accent that should dress them up.  Were there particular razors you were thinking of?

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 07-29-2015, 09:34 AM
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(07-29-2015, 05:50 AM)Vielongfomobrushes Wrote: Very nice work sir. Do you think that a hoffritz slant (pot metal) would be possible?

Definitely possible.  Always better if the chrome is still intact on those.  As you know the rot isn't far behind exposed Zamak.  At the same time, even in the case of an erroding razor, they can be cleaned up and the rot halted.  I did a very old Merkur that was so bad most of the Patent mark and head on the bottom were impacted etc.  It really was in bad shape.  Obviously the refinish, without doing a bunch of work to fill it with JB Weld or other compounds, doesn't solve the errosion on the edges of the head and handle, etc... But it did clean up well, it's now refinished and sealed and won't rot anymore.

With all that said, if the chromes in good enough shape that the razor hasn't deteriorated, it would look great.  If it has, it can still be protected from where it is today.

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