10-23-2012, 07:30 PM
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I recently acquired 2 lather catchers. One has no handle, the other handle I either don't want to use to keep it "as is", stabilize to make it useable with no further damge, or refurbish and use. But there's another option. I could have 2 new handles made out of cocobolo.

I lean toward the new wooden handles.

But I need to know the thread designation of the existing handle. OK, I can describe it.

EverReady used, to the best of my knowledge, 2 thread sizes to attach the head to handles. The early one, the one I need to know, is the smaller of the 2. There is a larger one, but that I don't need that one.

GEM also used the thread on both Damaskeenes that I have.

Does anyone know what thread it is? I need enough info so that I can go to McMaster and order some thread stock.

Thanks!

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 10-23-2012, 08:10 PM
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Either 10-32 or 8-32 from what I remember, I went to Home Depot (hardware store) and tried different bolts. I think the lather catchers are the smaller thread compared to a newer 1912 gem. Hope this helps.

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 10-23-2012, 10:03 PM
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Well, it looks like it's a trip to HD! Thanks.

Yes, it's small.

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 10-29-2012, 06:17 PM
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Well, I've been to Home Depot and they can't identify the thread. The gent there told be to go to another hardware store. They couldn't identify it either.

So if anyone knows what it is, I sure could use the information.

I'm not dead in the water yet though. I have one other local place to try.

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 03-26-2014, 08:17 PM
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Did you ever figure this out?

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 03-26-2014, 08:40 PM
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I am also very much interested in this. A few months ago I asked custom brush makers if they can make a handle for a 1914 (same as LC)... without naming names:

one said he needs my old handle to work around
one was excited about the idea, tried to find a thread .. then gave up
one said he only deals with new razors
one said he sometimes get the threads for a 1912 handle

I gave up.

On the other hand, come to think about it, a machinist can probably make such a thread in no time.. and if someone here has an access to a good hearted machinist ....

But maybe ShadowsDad did find the answer....

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 03-26-2014, 09:42 PM
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I do have the thread and if you insist I can find the data.

But, the taps and dies are no longer made and the thread is long obsolete. A machinist can probably produce it on a lathe, but it's much more cost effective to buy razors that aren't worth much and are ready for the junkyard and cannibalize their thread sections. That's what I'm doing.

There is another option that destroys the female thread on the razor head and I won't even suggest it publically lest folks actually do it.

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 03-27-2014, 04:16 AM
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I've got a 1914 & a 1912 out with a handle maker for two months now. Very little word on any progress and I recently asked for my razors back.

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 03-27-2014, 09:54 AM
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What do you mean by ''taps and dies are no longer made''?
That even if i did have tge measurements (if it is not too much if a hassle) it won't help because it is no longer in production?

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 03-27-2014, 10:04 AM
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I don't know how else to say it. Taps and dies for that thread are no longer produced. A tap or die is the easiest way of cutting threads.

If you hired a machine shop they might be able to produce some thread stock, but ask the price first and I'm not certain but I think you'll want to be sitting down for the answer.

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 03-27-2014, 06:51 PM
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Well, that's what I meant by a ''good hearted machinist ''...
For me it is purely theoretical since i am Prague and have not the slightest clue on where to find one, let alone that good hearted and I don't speak Czech...
Anyway, if you ever find the thread sizes,,let us know.
Cheers.

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 03-27-2014, 07:41 PM
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(03-27-2014, 06:51 PM)Galhatz Wrote: Well, that's what I meant by a ''good hearted machinist ''...
For me it is purely theoretical since i am Prague and have not the slightest clue on where to find one, let alone that good hearted and I don't speak Czech...
Anyway, if you ever find the thread sizes,,let us know.
Cheers.

Being in a metric system country might make things a bit more difficult. Then again, maybe they still use this thread but have a metric designation for it.

24 pitch x 0.166 to 0.170 diameter

Let us know if you're successful.

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 04-17-2014, 07:03 PM
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I was hellbent awhile back on finding some thread stock to fit my LC razors. The only thread I found which fit was 6-32 .. it's a bit loose in there, but I think when threaded up tight it should work very well. I just need to get a couple handles turned and give it a try :-)

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 06-25-2014, 09:33 AM
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I found a DE handle on the BST that I thought would look nice with my lather catcher heads. I've had a few pieces of 6-32 thread stock that I've been wanting to try for some time now.
What I did is mix some epoxy and diced up cork and fill the handle opening with it and then pushed in the threaded stock.
Worked out great!
I'm now thinking I'll have some custom handles turned and repeat the process :-)
(There are no artisans, to my knowledge, who create custom lather catcher handles)
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 06-25-2014, 09:37 AM
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Nicely done !

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 06-25-2014, 12:21 PM
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Great work and enjoy the 'new' razor! Smile

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 06-25-2014, 01:05 PM
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Beautifully done, Brian. I really enjoy my lather catchers and seeing what you did here gives these 100+ year old razors new life.

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