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    I started on the next blade this morning. It was a #208. Unfortunately, the razors are "higher quality" as you go up in the numbers. One aspect of this is that the stamping on the shank is done more carefully. MUCH more carefully. In other words, the stamping is VERY DEEP, and it is not practical to grind it out. So, it will never become a Gold Slash. It will remain a Gold Dollar, albeit a modified one. So I think my set will be all pure #66, even if I have to order a couple more. Meanwhile, I am still sanding on the #208 and it will end up being a nice razor. Already has a good voice. Sings nicely without the stabilizers and shoulders. It is a little thinner, too. On the #66 the stamping is not so deep and can be sanded off.

    Found a good method of sanding the vestiges of stabilizers off the blade. I make a sanding block contoured to the blade, wrap sanding paper around it, and tape one end.The tape rides on the blade during the sanding stroke, concentrating the pressure and abrasive action on the thickened part of the blade where the stabilizer was. Then, for general sanding once the thickness is faired down to that of the rest of the blade, I remove the tape. Pic when I do the next one.
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    maybe a bit of a video also if you could?

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    hard to hold my phone steady for video while I am working with the other three hands but I will try.
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    duct tape it to your forehead...

    *(trying to be helpful)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    FWIW, here in Massachusetts, standard McMaster shipping gets here next day.
    They are quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash McCoy View Post
    First one all shiny.
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    that some dirty hands. you look like shredder from tmnt or some masked villain.
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    Are you going to have the spines engraved with the day of the week?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearsfan View Post
    Are you going to have the spines engraved with the day of the week?
    I would like to engrave the spines but I really can't justify the expense of sending them out for engraving. I might practice on some junk razors and if I get confident enough, I will do the spines myself. Also thinking about acid etching the blades. Not to mention engraving my logo and a serial number on the shanks.
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    This one will never be a Gold Slash razor. It didn't make the cut. It won't be in the set. The stamping is too deep, and the blade is clearly not the same grind as the #66. I finished it anyhow, and put it in some aluminum scales. I have already found a home for it.

    I left the scales a bit oversize. I am thinking about skeletonizing it by drilling some holes in the scales. Tomorrow I will hone it up and give it a test-shave.Aluminum is touchy. If you just LOOK at it too much it gets dings and divots. If I ever go with metal scales again, I think they will be very thin stainless steel. The Gold Slash set will most likely be wearing wood scales.
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    nice project

    do you have a link for that seller? (PM if it can't be posted maybe?)
    I can't find any under $10 on eBay, us or aus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavik79 View Post
    nice project

    do you have a link for that seller? (PM if it can't be posted maybe?)
    I can't find any under $10 on eBay, us or aus
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Fashion-...item416115adfb

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    awesome, thanks paco....my search skills are apparently waning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavik79 View Post
    awesome, thanks paco....my search skills are apparently waning
    your welcome my friend.... i have purchased quite a few of those... i have him on speed dial....

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    And notice that price includes shipping.

    I think we should have a BnB group buy of GD#66's. Maybe we could get them even cheaper.
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    "Not available to Canada"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash McCoy View Post
    And notice that price includes shipping.

    I think we should have a BnB group buy of GD#66's. Maybe we could get them even cheaper.
    even cheaper!!! hahahahahahahahahaha......... hahahahahahahaha
    ok... where do I sign for that group???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdto View Post
    "Not available to Canada"
    Jack,

    If you want to get your hands on some of these (which I recommend, great to practice customizing on) we can order them to my place in the States and I'll ship them up to you. First class to Canada is only a couple of bucks for a few razors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash McCoy View Post
    I think we should have a BnB group buy of GD#66's. Maybe we could get them even cheaper.
    so.....I found a distributor for the gold dollar 66's! If anyone wants to contact them for a price, the minimum order is only 1,000 razors
    http://ywck.en.alibaba.com/product/4...ght_razor.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by conroygc View Post
    Jack,

    If you want to get your hands on some of these (which I recommend, great to practice customizing on) we can order them to my place in the States and I'll ship them up to you. First class to Canada is only a couple of bucks for a few razors.
    I appreciate it, Connor. When my purchase sabbatical is over, I just might have to take you up on that offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavik79 View Post
    so.....I found a distributor for the gold dollar 66's! If anyone wants to contact them for a price, the minimum order is only 1,000 razors
    http://ywck.en.alibaba.com/product/4...ght_razor.html
    that will be a lot of razors!!

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