12-17-2012, 12:44 PM
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  • vferdman
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  • Western Massachusetts
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I recently modified my 37C by adding a magnet to the bottom of the handle. I filled the hollow of the knob with some brass rod and a cylindrical magnet from one of those bracelets made of them. The result is 6.7 grams more weight in the handle from the materials and a powerful magnet in the handle to pick up blades off the counter, floor, etc. When they fall they are hard to lift up. I used to use a knife blade or something like that, but then I saw a vintage razor (Red Ring?) with a magnet in the bottom. So, I decided I can't have a Red Ring, but I can have a 37C Ring Smile Shaving characteristics were not effected at all. The heavier handle is nice, but not enough to make any difference. I wish I could make that handle about 20-30 grams heavier...


Here are the pictures.

Knob removed and brass rod (yellow) cut to size to fill the hollow of the knob after the magnet (white) is inserted
   

Better view of how the pieces will fit inside the knob
   

Everything is set in with blue RTV to make the mod reversible
   

   

All dry and ready for a test drive
   

   

   

And here is how it works



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 12-17-2012, 12:46 PM
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  • Dave
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That looks great Vladimir. Nice job!

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 12-17-2012, 12:52 PM
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  • Agravic
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Interesting handiwork there!

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 12-17-2012, 01:23 PM
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Very inventive idea. Thanks for the nice detailed pictures.

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 12-17-2012, 01:37 PM
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Cool! Looks like that would be a useful modification.

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 12-17-2012, 01:46 PM
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  • vferdman
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I added a video of how it functions. The magnet is pretty strong.

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 12-17-2012, 02:35 PM
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Like I stated on the "other" forum, very neat.

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 12-17-2012, 04:24 PM
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  • ben74
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Great modification, well done!

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 12-18-2012, 09:09 AM
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  • mikeperry
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(12-17-2012, 12:44 PM)vferdman Wrote: I recently modified my 37C by adding a magnet to the bottom of the handle....

Hi

A good idea, very! nicely executed Thumbsup

Take care, Mike

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 12-18-2012, 08:56 PM
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Incredible work sir impressive indeed

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 12-19-2012, 02:23 AM
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Somehow it seems like there should be a red ring painted around the bottom.

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 12-19-2012, 09:24 AM
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  • vferdman
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(12-19-2012, 02:23 AM)regularfella Wrote: Somehow it seems like there should be a red ring painted around the bottom.

I agree. If anyone can apply such a ring to this razor I am game. This is really a cool mod. It is subtle and very useful.

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