04-12-2017, 01:28 PM
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That is I converted a brass center punch into a usable razor handle. Note the idea was not created by me as I saw this on another forum from 2015 and decided to try it myself. I bought a brass center punch off Amazon and it cost under $6 ( includes free prime delivery). The punch is brass and hollow. The length is just under 4". I unscrewed the handle from two different places and removed the guts (spring,pin,metal spacer). These parts play no role in making a handle. Next I bought a M5 x 0.8 tap (under $5.00) and a drill bit (#19) especially made for tapping. The bit cost under $6. I already had a tap handle which if I remember cost under $10. Before I started drilling I lubricated the handle tip so there was no friction. Then I used the tap handle and tap and by hand cleaned out the handle. When completed I cleaned all the burrs and metal pieces using several Q Tips. The handle will fit just about any head. Shown is a Colonial General brass head.

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 04-12-2017, 01:33 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Thanks for sharing Jerry. Cool idea.

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 04-12-2017, 01:35 PM
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Jerry, that's impressive.  Nice work!

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 04-12-2017, 02:19 PM
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Nice idea and execution

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 04-13-2017, 06:31 AM
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Well done, Jerry. I applaud your effort and ability.

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 04-13-2017, 06:42 AM
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(04-13-2017, 06:31 AM)chazt Wrote: Well done, Jerry. I applaud your effort and ability.

Bayside "Blue Bay Diner"  Wink

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 04-13-2017, 02:06 PM
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As a follow up  I removed the bottom cap and replaced it with a 1/4" brass cap which is used on copper water lines. It looks better and the length is identical to the original Colonial SE razor handle. The big difference is the grip (knurling) which is superior to the original. 

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 04-14-2017, 10:00 AM
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First shave with the new handle was great. The weight was reduced from 140 grams to 102 which is in my sweet zone. Weight doesn't make it better. Total cost only $20 .


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 04-14-2017, 11:25 AM
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Nice Job, Sir !
Marco

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