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post #1 of 12 Old 01-15-2013, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Any Seattle Area Woodworkers Want To Help Me With A Small Project?

Hi, I am new to the forums and the woodworking hobby. I am an avid wetshaver, I shave the old fashion way! I kind of got into this hobby by accident when I found myself wanting to make stands for shaving brushes and double edge razors and now I am making 7-day boxes for straight razors. Here is the scuttlebutt, I have no saws or power tools of any kind to cut out the notches for the razors to rest in and I am not quite sure how exactly I will get these notches cut evenly and evenly spaced and I was wondering if there is someone here in the Seattle (South King Co) area who could possibly help me? I have a 3 foot, by 1.5 x 3/4 inch oak board that I would be using to create the notches out of and I have the boxes pre-made by someone else.
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Hey Shaver, I'm out in North Bend and may be able to help you. I'd need a little better description/pic of what you need.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I am wanting to make something like this. I have the boxes already made and I am just looking to make the little notch racks you see in the picture.

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Seems like it should be relatively simple for anyone with a router table and table saw.

Do you just want one?
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Shaver, I could do that for you. Pretty simple. You don't have enough posts for a private message yet, so I think you can send a visitor message. get me your contact info and we can talk.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Seems like it should be relatively simple for anyone with a router table and table saw.

Do you just want one?
Want just one of what? Yeah, I want to learn how to cut these types of notches so I can figure out what kind of tools to buy for the job and how to do it.

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I'm wondering if I shouldn't just run down to Harbor Freight and pick up one of their min-table saws. I'm cutting a 1.5 inch wide x 3/4 inch thick x 3 foot oak board to make notches for use in straight razor storage boxes. But I have no experience with working with these saws on my own and I'd like to learn to make consistent clean cuts ad get used to working with these types of tools before I decide to put down money on new or used saws, that I have no clue how t use, lol. I'd also like to learn some mathematical techniques to get equal spacing of these types of noches http://www.classicshaving.com/catalo...35/1020025.htm.
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You have had an offer above, how did that work out? It sounds like a job for a radial arm saw or a table saw with a miter gauge extension and a dado head. If you have decent skills with a handsaw a pull type saw or a stiff back saw will do a fine job. Then just chisel out in between the saw cuts. Don't go buy some cheesy table saw that you may hurt yourself on. Is there no one you know who owns a table saw? a radial saw?

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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I haven't heard back yet.
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How about some tips on how to use a strop? I found my grandads old straight razor and thought, how hard could it be? Well after a couple of tries I went back to the old BIC. I still have the straight razor, it just looks so cool, I just don't know how to use it....

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Shaver, I just sent you an e-mail. Sorry, forgot earlier today...got busy.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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How about some tips on how to use a strop? I found my grandads old straight razor and thought, how hard could it be? Well after a couple of tries I went back to the old BIC. I still have the straight razor, it just looks so cool, I just don't know how to use it....
I can help you, what would you like to know? Stropping is fairly simple, you pull the strop tight and pull the razor with the spine leading and the edge trailing, you then flip the razor on its spine to avoid destroying the edge and complete the other half of the pass or "lap." Stropping on leather is only part of the stropping process, you have linens and pastes to act as a final polishing phase of the honing process, but that you only do periodically as the edge starts to "pull" rather than cut hairs cleanly.
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