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  1. How I make Duck Scales 1

    by , 07-01-2014 at 03:25 AM
    How I make Duck Scales:

    Break down the razor:
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    Make a template of the scales.

    I use masking tape to transfer scale design onto wood:

    If you have a scanner you can scan them also. Holes show up nicely.

    NOTE: Make sure the
    scales have not SHRUNK!
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    Cut out a rough shape:
  2. Ford & Medley, Sheffield.

    by , 06-28-2014 at 10:55 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    The Ford & Medley firm dealt in mass market table cutlery, electro-plate, and razors. It registered a silver mark in 1900 from an Arundel Street address. The owner was Albert Medley (who had been born in 1875 and lived in Meersbrook). In the Census (1901), he was enumerated as a 26-year-old cutlery manufacturer, living in Beeton Road. He was the son of Joseph (a razor blade grinder) and Emily Medley. By the end of the WWI, the firm occupied Emu Works in Eyre Street, with Albert as managing director.
  3. Shave Cave Nirvana from Men of True Genius.

    by , 06-18-2014 at 12:07 AM (Reflections on Pearl Harbor Day)
    Here at SRP, we are a diverse lot. If anything says that clearer than our choice of shave gear, it would be our individual shave caves. Many like myself are content to have just a place for our stuff and leave it at that. My gear has for years taken up most of the left side of my bathroom counter and the drawers and cabinets underneath. When the title wave of soap, aftershave and other assundries becomes too prodiguous for SWMBO's delicate sensitivities she moves some of the gear to overflow ...
  4. Aunty Jimbo - Agony Aunt for Straightrazor Users

    by , 01-10-2014 at 09:40 PM
    My Aunty Jimbo has, on and off, made some appearances here and there offering sound, sober, thoughtful, and caring advice to the many troubled or simply baffled forum members. She has recently returned, refreshed and revived, from an APT European river cruise, and has once again offered her services to the forum. So without any further ado, take it away Aunty Jimbo!

    Hello poppets! As my nephew Jimbo said, I'm just back from a river cruise of Europe where I had many nautical adventures! ...
  5. What razor to buy, new or vintage?

    by , 12-03-2013 at 03:18 PM (Place holder for oft repeated answers to newbs)
    I personally own 2 razors that were new, one Dovo, and one Thiers Issard (TI), Both were honed by an Uberhoner.
    I also own about 4 dozen vintage razors of various makes and styles which I have purchased to restore. I have restored and honed about 2 dozen myself and shave with them frequently.
    I prefer vintage, here's why:
    I rarely pay more than $30, and often paid half that or less.
    I enjoy restoring them.
    Sometimes you can get a Damn Fine Shaver that only needs honing, ...
    Tags: beginner
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