3D printed razors

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by BBS, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. SlimGem

    SlimGem Well-Known Member

    The 3d printed RAPTOR SE is almost finished. I just need to tweak the tension lever a bit more.

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  2. Electrif

    Electrif Well-Known Member

    Goodness that's looking rather good.
     
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  3. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

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  4. SlimGem

    SlimGem Well-Known Member

    Yes, with the right thickness, they work really well. I really like the fuzzy catcher. I think I'm going to borrow the idea and incorporate it with my WeckGem.
     
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  5. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Go for it. If you want the files just let me know.


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  6. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

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  7. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    Congratulations! Very nice designs!
     
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  8. SlimGem

    SlimGem Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your kind comment!
     
  9. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Some other items that I think would be suitable for 3D printing are things like replacement magazine blade holders for the Schick Repeater razors. Once I get a printer I might even take a stab at 3D printed repeating style razor.
     
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  10. SlimGem

    SlimGem Well-Known Member

    Here's a short clip I uploaded on YouTube showing how to load the blade on the 3d printed RAPTOR SE safety razor. STLs will be uploaded on Thingiverse soon.

     
  11. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    @SlimGem
    Raptor SE is nice.
    I love the Rapide / Wotan style.
    Very clever design, as always.
    :happy096:

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  12. SlimGem

    SlimGem Well-Known Member

    Thank you! Much appreciated.
     
  13. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    You're welcome.
    The Raptor can use original wedges, as the lather catchers?
     
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  14. SlimGem

    SlimGem Well-Known Member

    No, but you just gave me an idea. :)
     
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  15. SlimGem

    SlimGem Well-Known Member

    I've been meaning to get this razor design finalized, but still, it remains in the early stages. For now, I'll call it a work-in-progress. This is an AC style razor with no guard. I figure if a feather artist straight can do the trick, then, so can this one. To load the blade, the head will pivot left or right of the handle, and the top and bottom plates will release the tension on the blade for easy loading and unloading. By offsetting the pivot point on one of the head plates,
    the blade clamp will open about two millimeters when pivoting left or right. The handle will have an index point, and lock with tension when centered.

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  16. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Very nice tension system, well thought out. Interesting razors you fellows are creating.
     
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  17. SlimGem

    SlimGem Well-Known Member

    Thank you! Much appreciated.
     
  18. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

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  19. SlimGem

    SlimGem Well-Known Member

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  20. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Cool.
    Taipan sounds great.
    BTW the head shape in the 2nd pic reminded me a snake.

    Nice and useful animals, widely misunderstood, icons of wisdom.
    I'm a pharmacist, we have them on the professional icon.
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