Building a pseudo-Redneck import-Viking razor holder
Inspired by Jockeys' redneck scuttles and what not, I decided that paying well over $20 for a simple razor holder is not really my thing. I appreciate quality, and will likely buy one since this experience told me what I knew before: Counting my hours, and a $100 holder would be good as well. On the other hand, I am a proud owner of a Schwarzweisskeramik scuttle. So there you go.
So, pseudo-redneck since I'm not what one would call a redneck and an import-viking since I'm an import living in Sweden. Which brings us to the main subject of the el-cheaperino razor holder: A tootbrush holder, from Ikea of course. I paid, if I remember correctly, 59 SEK (Swedish Kronor) for it, around $8: Ikea's Lillholmen toothbrush holder on the American site.
What you see here is from left to right: My pretty Wostenholm almost-wedge. Super comfi shave, nicely restored by Steve at The Invisible Edge. Followed by the Ikea holder, my "bulky" file to remove the initial steel bulk, followed by a little file set for the detail work. Later on I'll also use some wet sandpaper, grit 1000, to clean up some stuff. Let's start with a few images to show you the thing. I picked the holder that I liked, both looks and quality (Ikea has both decent quality next to the flimsy stuff, so always keep an eye on what you pick there), and fortunately this one had the biggest holes. When I came home, I found that even my smallest razor wouldn't fit in, hence this project.
Some lessons learnt:
- Work more carefully.
- Draw the holes on the metal next time.
I got some hints on the forum on different materials to put on the edges of the hole. I'm considering a few options, but there are some nice materials available that'll fold around the metal.