Custom Machined Razor/Shaving Stand - Solid Brass

Discussion in 'Razors, Scissors, & Personal Grooming' started by Inspiribomb, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. Inspiribomb

    Inspiribomb

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    Feb 12, 2015
    What began as a search for my spare blades and also a nicer razor stand turned into a months-long project, that I am happy to say has reached its conclusion. I have spent more time, energy, and thought than I care to admit creating this, but it has turned out exactly as envisioned.

    This razor stand is made from solid brass and consists of 4 precision-machined components - the base, shaft, top plate, and top nut. Everything threads together smoothly by hand with fine-pitch threads. The openings will fit most brushes and razors, which was important to me as I expand my collection. The brush side is tapered to nestle the brush in place, and the razor side has a small relief to help keep my razor in place. The razor side is also radiused to help prevent dings/damage when setting razors in place.

    Now for the best part - flip the stand over, and you will find a pocket with a neodymium magnet. This pocket will hold 5-10 blades, so I always know where my spares are [​IMG]:)

    I had a lot of fun coming up with this, and hope you enjoy. Oh, according to our kitchen scale it weights just over 2.5 pounds!

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  2. KCDR

    KCDR Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 19, 2019
    Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Great looking work on this, can we get some pictures as it patina’s? Should look outstanding as it ages.;)
     
  4. Inspiribomb

    Inspiribomb

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    Feb 12, 2015
    Thank you! Yes I can certainly up this post. There will be several more of these out in the wild in different materials in the near future...
     
  5. The Aflac Duck

    The Aflac Duck Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    It’s a lot nicer than that Xacto thingy you posted before, that’s for sure. Have it made in the USA if you put it into production.
     
  6. Inspiribomb

    Inspiribomb

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    Feb 12, 2015
    Ha! Not every design is a home run, that's for sure. What's interesting about that is the response on facebook was the polar opposite of BF. Clearly different audiences/markets.
     
  7. rokuez

    rokuez

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    Sep 26, 2005
    i'm interested in one
     
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  8. NWPM2

    NWPM2 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 30, 2019
    THAT's a razor stand. Very well done!
     
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  9. rokuez

    rokuez

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    Sep 26, 2005
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  10. NWPM2

    NWPM2 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 30, 2019
    This one looks like it would last about 5 generations. The machining looks top notch - the decorative fluting (if that's the term), the tapering for the brush, and the slight recess for the razor are great.

    I don't spend much time looking at this part of the forum. My wallet might regret that I just started. :D
     
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  11. Inspiribomb

    Inspiribomb

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  12. tejasandre

    tejasandre Basic Member Basic Member

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    Apr 23, 2016
    :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Inspiribomb

    Inspiribomb

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    Feb 12, 2015
    Here are a couple more examples in solid copper and stainless steel :)

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  14. NWPM2

    NWPM2 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 30, 2019
    I don't want to burden you, but do you by chance have any pictures from when you made these?

    They're obviously well done and it makes me curious about what goes into making them.
     
  15. Inspiribomb

    Inspiribomb

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    Feb 12, 2015
    Unfortunately not. Although I have some experience in machining, I would not be able to produce these. I work with several individuals/machine shops to produce the designs to my specifications. This allows me to focus on the design aspect, while the machinists can do what they do well :)
     
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  16. NWPM2

    NWPM2 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 30, 2019
    No problem at all. I've always loved looking at how something is made. The individuals/machine shops making the pieces are doing an excellent job!
     
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  17. rokuez

    rokuez

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    Sep 26, 2005
    I would highly recommend one of these razor brush stands from Inspiribomb. I have had my for over a month and its very high quality. It is also extremely stable. I also just like the way it looks. I don't think anyone in the world is making a higher quality stand for a safety razor and brush.
     
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