Intro: Renewed Wooden Razor
Recently I have been fascinated with wooden razors. Therfore I wanted to try, if I could build one on the cheap, out of an old Gilette Mach 3 Razor and some scrap wood.
All in all I have spent zero money on this project.
Step 1: The Razorhead
I took this old, messy Gilette Mach 3 Razor and cut off the head, using an hacksaw.
After that I drilled a hole in to the Middle of the cut surface. To make a connection with the future handle, I cut a nail and glued it in using some epoxy.
Next i removed all the grime and color using a sander and same sand paper, starting at 60 and going up to 320.
Step 2: The Handle
For the handle i used this piece of solid bamboo flooring I had lying around. I cut it to size, marked the form and drilled the "connecting hole" for the razorhead.
Next I started to shape it using a rasp, a file, a sander, and a whole bunch of sand paper.
For the dark end of the handle I used this scrap piece of thermo ash. Therfore I cut it to about the right size and used some wood glue to stick the two pieces together. The next day I cut it again, and started sanding it smooth, using the same tools again.
Step 3: Connecting the Two Pieces
To connect the head and the handle, I used two part epoxy. Be careful, that stuff is nasty. Personally I use a respirator and some nitrile gloves. The duration of the hardening time should be stated on the product you are using.
Step 4: Finishing Touches
At the end I sanded off the excess glue and made it all smooth again. Last but not least I gave it three layers of oil and let it sit for three days at room temperature.
That is basically it.
I hope this little guide is helpful and maybe inspires someone to give it a shot as well.