Finished polishing and buffing the top caps. Now they have a mirror finish. I left the inside untouched since it takes a long time to finish it. Just gave them a light polish. The baseplates are on the way to be buffed.
Finally I managed to get what i want. After a couple of failures in machining the handle, i received a neatly shaped handle with tight tolerances. It has tiny machining marks which can be seen inside the helices in the above photo but it wont be an issue. It looks better in person. I’m planning to offer the machined version without any extra process and a polished version which will be paired with a TR-2 head.
The specs are
14 x 85 mm.
316 Stainless Steel
Finally a new handle came up, Kalyon!
It is the steel version of the famous Bohin Razor’s handle. Lightly polished, seems that it will take forever to make a mirror finish, so i didn’t go further.
Its 14 x 85mm
Razor: Gillette Fatboy
Blade: Kromasharp (Vintage)
Soap: TOBS Jermyn Street
Brush: TGN Finest 26/50
AS: Geo. F. Trumper Coral Skinfood
Kromasharp feels superb, wish I could stock it.
Razor: Barbaros TR-1
Blade: JOB (Vintage)
Soap: My new formula with Guava scent
Brush: Romera Manchurian 28/50
Recently i have been working on a razor project, GEMInjector: A razor which can accommodate both injector and GEM blades. That may be interesting i think. People are very enthusiastic about seeing a modern GEM Single Edge type razor, i had some sketches for it and thought what if it is able to take injector blades too? and Ta-da!
I shared a short rendered video of the model in instagram, then people commented about the head being very big and i noticed the mistake thereafter, the handle was scaled incorrectly and making the head look very big. This time i rendered it correctly.
Update: I noticed the mistake after the comments to the previous video, the head is being very big and bulky. Actually the handle was too small and making the head look big. Now you see the correct size with a 13x85mm bohin style handle which will be available soon. #barbaros #geminjector #razor #prototype #3d #model #wetshaving
I got the 3D model printed and currently making some tweaks on the model. I’m focused on the function right now, cosmetic changes can be done later like the lather holes or pins etc.