Putty/filler applicator (sort of spatula)

9 posts · Last reply 2 months, 1 week ago · applicator, Filler, Putty, spatula, tips, tricks
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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Here is my putty/filler applicator...

    made of those beloved old fashioned razor blades...
    First, carefully and very thoroughly file off the blade's cutting areas with a rasp so they become blant then cut the blade in half with strong cutters and then cut their flat ends at your desired angle. Re-file everything so nothing will cut you whatsoever!Here is how I use it...

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Great usage of those blades, Spiros @fiveten

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Thanks my friend @johnb!

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    neil foster said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Good idea Spiros but where did you find the blades ,must have been an antique shop !

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Thanks my friend @neil-foster! Surprisingly, these are commercially available at supermarkets, at least here in Greece. This is their latest (last month) packaging...

    . Price is something like €2 for a package including five blades. I just noticed they are made in Greece, which might explain their non-existence in othe places, also indicating that their production will stop soon? 🤔

    Nevertheless, it might be possible to "fabricate" such a "spatule" from a similar thin metal foil-style piece and, of course, I will be more than happy to send you a pack of those razor blades.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    @neil-foster, in the Netherlands you can buy them as well, an example are the Gillette blades.
    Five pieces for €2,30. In most cases those packages do look quite antique.

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

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    neil foster said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    I remember my dad using a razor that had these blades, you twisted the handle and the head opened to accept the blade then you closed it to shave , he always ended up with at least one bit of toilet tissue stuck to his face with blood where it cut him ! , didn't know they are still available , good tip by the way mate.

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    Cricket said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Now thats clever @fiveten

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Thanks my friends @neil-foster and @bikequeen!

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