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New Fox Wedge set
#1
i have been extremely lax posting here. For that I apologize. I have been on a razor creation bender this year. This is my latest and probably my favorite. 

Back story. 

A few months ago I was looking on EBay for vintage SE razors. A came across a beautiful looking wedge blade razor. The Fox. I bid on it and obviously lost not nearly enough money did I have. Well not to be defeated. I looked up the patent for it and set about making my own.

Now we all know how many Rolls Razors are out there. So I opted to design my razor around the Rolls blade. It has been my experience that a good amount of the Rolls blades are in excellent condition. I had 2 laying around. Then in a matter of 3 days I was able to acquire 5 more blades in separate purchases for a grand total of $42 including shipping Thus being able to make my 7 day set. 

 The design is very cool as it is adjustable. 
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#2
That is one amazing looking set, Tom! You truly are an artist, great work as usual!
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#3
That is awesome. The Fox is an incredible looking razor. I would love to see more pictures of your interpretation of it.
I'm guessing this one wont be in a pass around.
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(10-17-2020, 12:28 PM)GAW9576 Wrote: That is awesome. The Fox is an incredible looking razor. I would love to see more pictures of your interpretation of it.
I'm guessing this one wont be in a pass around.

I will always do a pass around or at minimum let you try my razors. I posted across the street a
Few
Weeks back. Only 2 takers for a pass around. Shipping will be $15 as you would need to use the medium postal box. I will post a bunch of pictures later today. 



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#5
Here is the progression. I first designed my idea
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Then start cutting
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Then you decide it will look better with a wood handle. 

Next post

Handle 1
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The handle looks good. Unfortunately it is very head heavy. 
On to V2 I added brass to the back end to counter the head. Much better
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Now that I have a spare handle. I did not want it to go to waste. So I decided I would try my hand at making a blade attachment to strop with. It turned out pretty good for the first try. 


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I went this far. So I decided to go all the way and make myself the complete set with matching brush. Jayaruh made me a box several years ago for a project that never materialized. So I was able to have a bitchin box. 

Next post

The brush
I did 2 designs to start. Then decided on what one to use for this set. 
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As you can see I followed the same theme. Brass and wood. On a little note all the wood came from an old worn out corn broom handle. 
Then after all was said and done I have 
The New Fox wedge set
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The brush
I did 2 designs to start. Then decided on what one to use for this set. 
[Image: A141018-B-4-A67-4-A41-9-E0-E-9872175-FE8-AE.jpg]
As you can see I followed the same theme. Brass and wood. On a little note all the wood came from an old worn out corn broom handle. 
Then after all was said and done I have 
The New Fox wedge set
[Image: 4-D2021-A8-B2-DC-41-E0-8-C4-F-7031-C89-C0444.jpg]
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#6
(10-17-2020, 05:16 PM)twhite Wrote: Here is the progression. I first designed my idea

Then start cutting


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[Image: 993-AE1-B4-19-BA-4549-B139-D0-D38312382-E.jpg]

Then you decide it will look better with a wood handle. 

Next post

Handle 1
[Image: 7-BA56-BD6-9-CA0-45-A8-A27-A-16-CFC9-B998-DA.jpg][Image: DDD5-FAB6-9416-4999-B8-C5-6679-A97663-BE.jpg]
The handle looks good. Unfortunately it is very head heavy. 
On to V2 I added brass to the back end to counter the head. Much better
[Image: 6-EA44-E78-529-D-4-CE1-80-A8-BA2-E8-A63-F539.jpg]
Now that I have a spare handle. I did not want it to go to waste. So I decided I would try my hand at making a blade attachment to strop with. It turned out pretty good for the first try. 


[Image: 6-A74-EDA4-43-FD-48-A4-B180-13-C7-C6-C4-CD54.jpg]
I went this far. So I decided to go all the way and make myself the complete set with matching brush. Jayaruh made me a box several years ago for a project that never materialized. So I was able to have a bitchin box. 

Next post

The brush
I did 2 designs to start. Then decided on what one to use for this set. 
[Image: A141018-B-4-A67-4-A41-9-E0-E-9872175-FE8-AE.jpg]
As you can see I followed the same theme. Brass and wood. On a little note all the wood came from an old worn out corn broom handle. 
Then after all was said and done I have 
The New Fox wedge set
[Image: 4-D2021-A8-B2-DC-41-E0-8-C4-F-7031-C89-C0444.jpg]

The brush
I did 2 designs to start. Then decided on what one to use for this set. 
[Image: A141018-B-4-A67-4-A41-9-E0-E-9872175-FE8-AE.jpg]
As you can see I followed the same theme. Brass and wood. On a little note all the wood came from an old worn out corn broom handle. 
Then after all was said and done I have 
The New Fox wedge set
[Image: 4-D2021-A8-B2-DC-41-E0-8-C4-F-7031-C89-C0444.jpg]
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#7
That's awesome tom. Love seeing how the process works. I didn't see the pass around thread across the street. I'll go look now.
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#8
(10-18-2020, 12:57 PM)GAW9576 Wrote: That's awesome tom. Love seeing how the process works. I didn't see the pass around thread across the street. I'll go look now.

It is not an official post yet. It is just on the regular one I made. You are
On the pass around if you like.  

I will make an official one later today. Heading out to a
Swap meet then picking up an old Delta band saw. Have been looking for years for one. They are always priced out of my budget. Finally found one I can afford.
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#9
I see I'm on the list over there. Thanks. I also see there is a Fox on the bay. Man it's tempting, but I try to stick to razors I can buy blades for. I'm just not having luck with honing my unmentionables and can't imagine trying to hone a wedge. I wonder if the original Fox would fit a modern Gem blade..?
Also I had a thought. Maybe people could put a mark with a sharpie marker or put a piece of tape on the blade they use in the pass around so the next person knows which one is fresh and which is used. What are your thoughts?
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(10-20-2020, 04:42 AM)GAW9576 Wrote: I see I'm on the list over there. Thanks. I also see there is a Fox on the bay. Man it's tempting, but I try to stick to razors I can buy blades for. I'm just not having luck with honing my unmentionables and can't imagine trying to hone a wedge. I wonder if the original Fox would fit a modern Gem blade..?
Also I had a thought. Maybe people could put a mark with a sharpie marker or put a piece of tape on the blade they use in the pass around so the next person knows which one is fresh and which is used. What are your thoughts?

I think a sharpie would be a great idea. We will do that c
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