Step 1: What You'll Need:
- A hacksaw (for chopping off bits of the plastic sharpener, not really required but good to have)
- A sharpener, the sharper/newer the better
- A piece of thin soft wood, a bit of wooden dowelling will do fine. I used a piece of bamboo
- A screwdriver
- A small nail and a hammer
- A knife is good to have handy too
Step 2: Preparing the Handle
First, cut your piece of whatever into a nice pencil length.
Second, us the hacksaw or knife(takes much longer) to cut a very thin slit into the timber - make sure it's straight.
Anything thats sturdy but not too hard will do fine, so you can improvise a bit here. Sorry theres no picture for this step, i sort of forgot.
Step 3: Prepare the Blade:
If required, use the hacksaw to chop enough out of it so you can access the blade easily. I did this, then realised it wasn't necessary...
Then you need to take the screw out and the blade. DO NOT throw away the screw, and make sure not to cut yourself
Step 4: Attach the Blade
Now you may need to whittle your piece of wood thinner at the end with your knife so that the screw will reach both sides.
With the tiny nail, and I'm talking about one, maybe 2mm if your piece of wood is strong enough, hammer the sharp side of the nail a little bit to blunt it. This ensures that the nail won't split the wood.
NOTE: To make doubly sure you don't split the wood, hammer the nail only to the centre, then repeat with other side to finish.
Alternatively for this step, you can use a drill with a 2mm drill bit.
Once a small hole has been made, slide the blade in. You may have to hammer it in with your hammer, but be careful not to cut yourself. Once it is far enough down, line up the hole with the razor blade hole and screw it in.
To make it more secure (because my wood was a fraction split) you can tape it up with masking tape.
If you have any more wood, you might even be able to make a lid, which will make it much safer to carry around.