Hand-Forged Grooming Gear from Studebaker Metals

first_img Editors’ Recommendations How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide How to Pick the Right Suit for Your Body Type Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini Ready to ditch disposable razors forever and get yourself some grooming gear that’ll last a lifetime? If so, we highly recommend you check out Studebaker Metals — a Pittsburgh-based operation that makes hand-forged grooming accessories.Yeah, you read that right: hand-forged. Self-taught metalsmith Michael Studebaker pounds this stuff into shape the oldschool way-with a hammer, anvil, and a few other basic hand tools; which gives his creations this sort of raw, imperfect, and undeniably badass look.This kind of craftsmanship is hard to come by these days. Usually when you come across something that was made by hand, it’s made from a soft, malleable, and otherwise easy-to-manipulate piece of material like wood, leather, or cloth. Nowadays most people leave metal work to CNC machines, so it’s both rare and refreshing to see somebody making high-quality metal gear with their hands.Check out the collection here. The Best American Gin This 1949 Barn Find Coupe Was Resurrected As a 638-Horsepower Hellraiserlast_img read more

WatchCost to expand Trans Mountain pipeline now 19 billion higher Kinder Morgan

OTTAWA — Kinder Morgan Canada documents say expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline will cost the federal government another $1.9 billion beyond the company’s original construction estimate and will take another full year to complete.The figure is included in documents Kinder Morgan Canada filed Tuesday with the United States Security and Exchange Commission related to the company’s plan to sell the pipeline to the Canadian government for $4.5 billion.Why the Trans Mountain pipeline may not get more Canadian oil to Asia after allKinder Morgan CEO calls $4.5B from pipeline buyout ‘a great problem to have’Kinder Morgan has long said it would cost $7.4 billion to build a second pipeline parallel to the first in order to triple its capacity, but the financial documents now say the company expects a $9.3-billion price tag.The documents also suggest construction won’t be done until December 2021 — a full year beyond the last projection of December 2020.Finance Minister Bill Morneau has been reluctant to discuss how much more it will cost to build the pipeline while the deal is still being finalized, and the closing date for that deal is now being pushed back well into the fall.The documents also say shareholders will meet Aug. 30 in Calgary to vote on the proposed sale. read more