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    Default 25 mm Silvertip in faux tortoise

    Happy Valentine's Day gents. Taking the misses out for chow soon but made this today from an order of polyester rod from mascraft.
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    Stuff was quite brittle and prone to chatter and tear out.
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    Was going to try to make a rubberset clone out of it, but as the pieces flew I was left coming up with something more elegant and glass shaped.
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    Has a nice tortoise like shade to it. Will accompany a matching razor still to be restored.

    Cheers.

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    That is SUPER SEXY!!!!

    I so like that!

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    Nice Mike!
    I LOVE all the designs you guys come up with for these!
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    Oh Snap!! Looks great Mike and I've been looking for Tortoise rod.

    Yes, that polyester rod is a different material altogether. Very brittle stuff. Much different than Acrylic too. Crank up the RPMs is what I have found helps, but even still it's a pain in the Patootie. I'd say you did very well!!
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    Maybe the speed was the issue, I did keep it slow to avoid heating of the tool, but it might have set me up for the brittle explosions I dealt with.
    This is actually a pretty good fit in the hand, and bowl, even though not what I set out to make. And definite tortoise type look so I might order some more of it. The thinner profile of the finished handle helps the shading shine through.
    Thanks for the feedback gents.
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    Looks super cool, Mike! Really old-school. I reckon as you get a new material on the lathe, lessons are learned.
    Seems you got the 'handle' on it (pun intended!) and made it work!
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    Thanks Tom. The shape turned out kinda 60s sci fi to me.
    Lathered with it today, and it whipped up a treat.
    Figured you took the misses away for the weekend. You were off the grid most of the weekend.
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    I particularly can see the thumb and forefinger on the 4 layers of taper and the palm against the end.
    Face-lathering beast! Very nice.
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    Mike, was that supposed to be the less desirable tortoise? Makes a super looking material for the handle....and scales....Hoo Boy, looking forward to those. Looks like you could have jammed 5 inches of floppy horse in that handle to brush the hair off someone's white nylon cape...uh, like in an old timey barber shop. Excellent save!
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    That is some great work. Being a big fan of tortoise shell things, I'm quite the envious at the moment.
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