534 Sharp as a Razor

November 24, 20143 Comments

The end of Movember is rapidly approaching, and that means soon there’s going to be a run on razor blades as some men return to their clean shaven ways. I’m not quite sure why anyone would want to do that, but to each their own I guess?

turned shaving kit

Beautiful tulip wood shaving kit

So in today’s episode we’re making a stylish, and custom razor from a turning kit that’s readily available at woodworking retailers such as Woodcraft.com. It’s a fun and easy project that once again let’s you use up some of those scraps you have laying around, or maybe you found something in the exotics bin that looks just too good to pass up.

Whether it’s for yourself, or maybe for a loved one or close friend, these turned razor kits are a quick and easy project that you could batch out in a single day, and have ready for gift-giving in no time (so quick in fact, you could probably excuse yourself at the next family event to sneak out to your shop and finish just in case you forgot someone!)

As promised in the video, here’s a link to the kit available at Woodcraft.com. And to go along with it, here’s a link to an optional razor stand and shaving brush kit, also available at Woodcraft.com (and featured as the bonus footage and extra episode for some of the Patrons of Matt’s Basement Workshop, which you can learn more about by clicking here.)

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  1. Jim Brown says:

    Strop those disposable blades on your jeans once in a while and they’ll last forever. Much cheaper than those blade-by-mail services. YouTube videos on this practice abound.

  2. jHop says:

    And here I thought you’d salute with the razor (whimsically and safely) when you got to “sharp blades.” 😉

    Nice, quick, simple. Thanks!

    (A suggestion, though. I’d move the Patreon plug to the beginning of the project video, rather than an intermission break in the project. Build anticipation for the entire project, rather than cajole into seeing more. Maybe just me, though. Still, great video!)

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