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    Default Disposing of de blades

    Hi, I tried searching for this, but I'm on my phone and and my search-fu failed me.

    I just got an Edwin Jagger DE89 to compliment my straight razor, and I was wondering how to dispose of the blades once they're ready to go. I've heard of blade banks, but what do people generally do?

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    I don't use a DE very often so I don't have may blades to get rid of, so I just blunt the edge and throw them in with my recycling.

    It was in original condition, faded red, well-worn, but nice.
    This was and still is my favorite combination; beautiful, original, and worn.
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    Put them in a small plastic bucket with half white viniger,half water.In a few monthes the will be desolved,Pour the iron oxide solution on your garden,will make your plants happy
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    I have a small container with a screw on lid, a few holes in top to allow drying.
    It's big enough to last a few years: then I will come back here & ask someone what I should do with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelfixed View Post
    Put them in a small plastic bucket with half white viniger,half water.In a few monthes the will be desolved,Pour the iron oxide solution on your garden,will make your plants happy
    Is this true Pixel???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    Is this true Pixel???
    Yes its true,I have a 5 gal bucket,all my steel lathe turnings,old nails anything ferrous go's into the bucket.
    You want some really great garden food,Go to a brake shop that turns drums and rotors (they all do) is all cast iron,some will give it away.
    Dig it into the dirt,is fantastic stuff,and it is free.
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    How long do you think it would take to,,ah,, fertilize, say a handgun?
    A friend of mine wants to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelfixed View Post
    Yes its true,I have a 5 gal bucket,all my steel lathe turnings,old nails anything ferrous go's into the bucket.
    You want some really great garden food,Go to a brake shop that turns drums and rotors (they all do) is all cast iron,some will give it away.
    Dig it into the dirt,is fantastic stuff,and it is free.
    My younger brother (who was a plant manager for a farm chemical firm) many years ago recommended using iron filings for helping yawns get greener and roses to get redder!

    I had an old German neighbor who used a gasoline rotatory mower and his lawn was always so very 'green' looking. I asked him what fertilizer he used and he replied; "None years ago I drove old railroad spikes into the lawn"!

    I'd hate to be the one who took a rototiller to re-due his lawn!
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    From my youth, I recall medicine cabinets would have a slot for used blades. The blades would go thru a hole in the wall into the void between the wall studs. Gone forever.
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    This is one of the reasons I love this place - from starting with a straightforward question about DE blades we have ended up in the realms of metallurgy, gardening, and, um, whatever it is Hirlau may or may not allegedly need to advise a 'friend' on.


    It was in original condition, faded red, well-worn, but nice.
    This was and still is my favorite combination; beautiful, original, and worn.
    -Neil Young

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