11-19-2012, 10:36 AM
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  • geezer
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CHEAP TOOLS!!
Lets keep this thread going. Add ideas when you can! Mods, move i this to the best forum, please.
Here are some ways to save money and still get great finished razors!
Junk shops,Good Will, Big Pharmacies, all contribute to a good and inexpensive tool box!
Since the original plastic was chitin: horn, antler, Ivory, etc; The tools lady love uses upon her fingernails do very well at damage free cleaning and polishing of razor parts!
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Milady’s hair care products do well as Sanding blocks.
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A tea ball for washing small parts:
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Pipe cleaners are great for getting to hard to reach places like between the plates of a TTO:
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A great little 60 power scope from Ebay and or Amazon.Under $5
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A tray for soaking hones is easy as a trip to a junk shop! As long as the Rim is higher than the ridges. That way one does not cross contaminate the hones with grits.
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Little pill boxes in a bigger box are great for spare parts:
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A pill sorter is great for going through your boxes on Miscellaneous!
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 11-19-2012, 10:55 AM
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  • Johnny
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I've been a pipe smoker for almost 50-years. Why didn't I think of using pipe cleaners for those hard to reach places.Facepalm

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 11-19-2012, 11:04 AM
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Great ideas dude I simple yet awsome!

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 11-19-2012, 12:46 PM
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  • Arcadies
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Awesome ideas! I also use pipe cleaners to get in those tiny crevices between OC teeth and the outer corners behind safety bars where scum likes to build up.

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 11-19-2012, 12:55 PM
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  • OldDog23
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Old Yankee adage: "use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." I am the quintessential re-purposer. you have given me some good ideas. being a pipesmoker, pipecleaners are a natural go-to for me. I like your "curler/sanding block" and pill-sorter idea. I don't have any hair, but lotsa pills. heck, my SO tells me frequently, that I AM a pill ! Smile

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 11-19-2012, 01:07 PM
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I use small nylon bristle brushes. They cost $5 for a keychain set and came in 5+ sizes. I usually only use the largest three.

For truly built up gunk, I use a dremel & 3M bristle discs.

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 11-19-2012, 06:52 PM
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Great ideas. Thank you.

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 11-21-2012, 10:52 AM
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Thanks for sharing, Richard!

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 03-28-2013, 05:07 PM
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awesome post to show to simple ways of cleaning razors. Also some great ideas as well.

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 03-28-2013, 05:13 PM
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  • Harvey
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Also cannot beat an old toothbrush or even a new one bought specifically for razor cleaning....Q-tips are also a must have...use them and toss them...cheap enough.Lightbulb

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 03-28-2013, 07:37 PM
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  • Triad
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Good Stuff!! Reminds me of watching Macgyver Wink

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 03-30-2013, 04:25 PM
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Thanks for the ideas Richard. I particularly like the pipe cleaners for hard-to-reach areas.

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 04-22-2013, 02:24 AM
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  • ben74
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Great ideas, I'm not one for undertaking many refurbishments and hence the trusty toothbrush has long been my only tool...

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 02-08-2014, 02:26 PM
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  • geezer
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--bump---

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 06-04-2016, 02:03 PM
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  • geezer
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....Bump for new readers!

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