06-24-2017, 02:00 PM
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I thought you might like to see how to turn a titanium kubotan into a titanium razor handle

First, buy a titanium kubotan on ebay from China ... and wait for delivery ....

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Then do some lay-out ...

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 06-24-2017, 02:02 PM
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Then - part off the ends ...

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 06-24-2017, 02:03 PM
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Then, round off and polish the back end

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 06-24-2017, 02:06 PM
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Then chuck it up in the lathe and dial it in - in a 4-jaw chuck

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Drill and tap the head end

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 06-24-2017, 02:07 PM
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Then profile the head end

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And this is how it turns out

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 06-24-2017, 02:08 PM
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Cool transformation!

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 06-24-2017, 02:08 PM
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Completed razor ...

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 06-24-2017, 02:11 PM
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So .... then I needed to alter the ATT stand ... I bored out the hole that accepts the handle and turned a mandrel that accepts the stand.

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And here the stand it mounted and secured.

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 06-24-2017, 02:14 PM
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Then I put it on the rotary table (mounted vertically) to put some blade usage 'pips' on the ATT stand.

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Finished project

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 06-24-2017, 02:19 PM
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 06-24-2017, 02:21 PM
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Hope you like it ... it was an afternoon project

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 06-24-2017, 02:23 PM
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Another amazing project and thread 1981Eagle.  Thanks for sharing this.

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 06-24-2017, 04:40 PM
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  • Sully
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Dude!  That's amazing work.

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 06-24-2017, 04:41 PM
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  • eengler
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Thanks for sharing the process. Nice result!

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 06-24-2017, 05:25 PM
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Beautiful, the handle came out great

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 06-24-2017, 05:40 PM
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  • MaxP
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Great photo essay. Thanks

Why dial in a four jaw chuck though? why not use a 3 jaw?

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 06-25-2017, 01:31 AM
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(06-24-2017, 05:40 PM)MaxP Wrote: Great photo essay.  Thanks

Why dial in a four jaw chuck though?  why not use a 3 jaw?

Great question!
My three jaw has a couple thousanths run-out - so I use a three jaw when I want 'speed' ... I use the four jaw when I want 'accuracy' .... in this case, it took weeks to get the kubotan from China and I had only one, so I wanted it to be as perfect the first time as possible.  I got it dialed in to two tenths!  For those non-machinists .... take an inch and divide it into ten-thousand increments ... two of them is where I was dialing it in.  
For comparison a human hair averages .004" ... which is 40 'tenths' ... 

Fair question though!

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 06-25-2017, 01:40 AM
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Very nice indeed!

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 06-25-2017, 05:59 AM
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I shaved with it this morning ... I used WSP Barbershop soap and the handle worked just like I wanted and needed it to.  

So - for less than 30.00 I have a one-of-a-kind titanium razor handle.  Not too bad.

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 06-25-2017, 06:02 AM
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(06-25-2017, 05:59 AM)1981Eagle Wrote: I shaved with it this morning ... I used WSP Barbershop soap and the handle worked just like I wanted and needed it to.  

So - for less than 30.00 I have a one-of-a-kind titanium razor handle.  Not too bad.

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