I’ve been busy tinkering at our local makerspace learning all sorts of fun things…. lasers, CNC routing, metal lathe, and 3D printing. One of the projects I wanted to tackle was making a 3D printed travel case for a couple of my razors. I had one I bought previously but I wanted to make a smaller, lower profile one. I found a plan on thingiverse that was for a Gillette, and it was nice, but it didn’t have a spot to dispose of blades as you used them. So I decided it was time to try my hand at remixing one.
So I hopped on tinkercad and went to work. Tinkercad is a simple little browser based CAD program for doing simple 3D designs. I opened the plan I found on thingiverse and went to work. After a few hours and several bad prints, I got it figured out. I was able to print a case that holds my Gillette Tech, a few new blades and a spot for a few used blades all in an Altoids tin. From there, I ventured out further and went to work making one for my Rockwell. The Altoids case is a bit small for all the Rockwell heads so I settled on making a case to fit the Rockwell with 1 razor head. And SUCCESS. I was able to create a second insert that holds the razor, 1 head, some blades and a disposal slot for a few empties.
It was a fun little project to learn 3D design on and now I have a tiny little travel case to take my two favorite razors with me. If you are interested in these cases and have access to a 3D printer, I have included the links here to the Gillette Tech and Rockwell Altoids inserts, so feel free to print yourself. If you don’t have access to a printer and want one, let me know. If there is enough interest I can print a few and put in the store.
I plan on playing with a few more designs. I want to make another travel brush holder for my favourite brush as well as a sleeve to carry a few small containers of soap from my sample wall. As I add more designs I will post them here. I hope you enjoy!