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!