09-01-2019, 05:27 PM
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(09-01-2019, 02:24 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: All this talk about Bob's razors and handles made me realize that I needed one or two more.  So a Gillette New LC Single Ring refashioned by Bob with a burl wood handle, along with another extra burl handle from him, are coming.  I'm not sure if I'll keep both handles.

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I would definitely keep them if you can afford to do so. I wish i had the opportunity to procure more of his work.

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 09-04-2019, 04:01 AM
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Found this shot of Bob's lathe.  I lived nearby at the time Bob's Razor Works was up and running and visited him several times.  I'll dig up some photos of the handles I own.

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 09-04-2019, 09:28 AM
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(09-04-2019, 04:01 AM)gagarin Wrote: Found this shot of Bob's lathe.  I lived nearby at the time Bob's Razor Works was up and running and visited him several times.  I'll dig up some photos of the handles I own.

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That'd be awesome. Glad to see people chiming in and discussing his work.

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 09-25-2019, 12:12 PM
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(08-31-2019, 04:10 PM)garyg Wrote:
(08-31-2019, 02:32 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(08-31-2019, 02:01 PM)garyg Wrote: Cooncat Bob was quite the character, he might have pioneered the whole machined stainless razor thing .. my memory ain't what it once was, but seems that Bob was machining handles for the New head before the others came on the scene .. mine dates from 2010, which pre-dates my first ATT by a couple three years, and ATT led to all the others.  Bob's were a bit less dear then,

Yes, he was a cabinet maker by trade and was a fine craftsman. He used a free-hand lathe for his handles rather than a CNC machine and, he would make something for you to order. Bob started making handles slightly before iKon and way before ATT. As the wet shaving hobby became more popular, he had a harder time sourcing the Gillette New heads and eventually started using Merkur heads from the 1904 razors if I recall correctly.


I recall a picture of his lathe that looked like it belonged in the Ford Museum ..  mine is a Bull Mastiff XL, with the New head that he had replated

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 09-25-2019, 12:14 PM
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This is the same razor that I got from Cooncat Bob, which I believe was around 2010. Great razor and a treasure. One of my favorites.

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 09-26-2019, 04:03 AM
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I have a Bullmastiff deluxe handle from Bob. Smile Came with two heads replated by him, a NEW SC and an Old Type.

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 09-26-2019, 04:33 PM
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I had the short black Bull Mastiff and just sold it recently. Very nice work, he did.


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 10-15-2019, 07:00 PM
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Thanks for sharing, I was getting close to a purchase. I loved his version of a Tuckaway handle. If anybody has one to move let me know. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

Ron

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 7 hours ago
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Resharing a post from a thread I started a while back. I still have these

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Bob's personal Progress that he reworked. I have the original box and Bakelite clam shell as well. The existing knob has the magnet in the bottom and he included a cocobolo piece as well. He said this was from the '78-'83 era but couldn't remember the exact year he bought it. I will say it is a bit heavier than modern day Progresses I've held.

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