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    Talking Design you own razor blank and build your own.

    Just got the green light to run this idea by you guys

    Ok, I know there are a few people out there that would like to try to build their own razor, and I have opened this post in order to gauge interest in a possible way to make that happen.

    Here is what I'm thinking:
    1. Design a razor (look through the posts and websites to do your homework on proper blade angles, design etc.)
    2. Draw said razor in some kind of CAD type program (google sketchup basic version is free and works well).

    Now that you have a design you'd like to make, the group of guys interested could go in on a piece of steel (or pieces depending on interest level), and I'd cut the blanks on the waterjet table. By doing this, you'd have a precisely cut razor blank ready to be ground, heat treated and finished by you, and for little money (I got three razor blanks out of a $7 piece of 1080 steel). ** again, just to be clear, the only thing I'd do is the initial profile cutting. All the rest is going to be your part of the adventure!**

    This couldn't be an unlimited offer, but I think it'd be fun for those who would like to take a shot at building a razor. As for details, once we have an idea of the interest level we can sort things out as far as steel choices and dimensions (although I would want to keep this a beginner project, so probably a 10xx series steel like 1080 would be good). One thing I want to be clear about is that I wouldn't be asking for money, just maybe one or two blanks out of the entire stock for me, but we'd work all that out between us. My main interest is in providing an excuse for someone to try to make their own razor.

    Anyway, if you are interested let me know and we can start putting our heads together. Although this is mainly aimed at those who have never tried building a razor I am not excluding anyone who has built before, if you are interested at all let me know.

    I think it would be fun to have a group of guys discussing their design ideas, equipment and methods they will use, and getting past obstacles and challenges together, and hopefully sharing in the enjoyment and ultimate success.

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    Dave
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    Quite generous of you. I might play around with some ideas.

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    Hmmmmmm..................


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    Dave!

    Count me in. I'm only 1 1/2 hours north of Charlotte. Would love to come down and see that "Monster" you have, if thats possible. Like the design that you have. It will definitely be a challenge to do the heating and grinding without the tools!

    Lets do it!

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    If I had the tools or workshop to grind and heat treat, I would be all over this offer. Hopefully you get some wheels behind this idea so its still around when I can participate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    Hmmmmmm..................

    I was thinking of that B&B thread as well, Seraphim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirtach View Post
    I was thinking of that B&B thread as well, Seraphim.
    Nice looking razor, mind sending me a link so I can read up on it too?

    And hey Baron, if you are interested don't be afraid because of lack of tools... I am pretty sure that between all of the ideas these SRP guys have we could come up with a reasonable way for you to do it up on the cheap.

    Ronnie, you are in for sure, but the machine isn't in charlotte or I'd give you a tour no doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del1r1um View Post
    Nice looking razor, mind sending me a link so I can read up on it too?

    And hey Baron, if you are interested don't be afraid because of lack of tools... I am pretty sure that between all of the ideas these SRP guys have we could come up with a reasonable way for you to do it up on the cheap.

    Ronnie, you are in for sure, but the machine isn't in charlotte or I'd give you a tour no doubt.
    Can't seem to find the thread right now, perhaps Seraphim can link you to it.

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    Man, I'm in the same boat on the metal working tools...but want on board! The design that Seraphim showed is awesome!! According to the cost, I could be in for several...
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