Repurpose products & ideas for shaving needs.

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Ron R, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    I was thinking there is a lot of things that are tossed and could be used for shaving needs. I got idea for protecting my shaving brush while travelling a few years ago and did not want to ruin my shave brush knot so I asked the pharmacy for a large pill bottle where we receive our prescriptions. The pill bottle is alright if you use a elastic or tape to make sure the cap does not come off and drilled a few 1/4 inch holes in the top cap.
    Just recently I came across another idea for travel brush container that gives good protection and has a cap that screw on and ventilates. Make sure you air dry a damp brush & take out the brush of the protective container as soon as you get home or when travelling day to day in hotels to prevent mold & mildew forming inside the knot. (Synthetic knot brushes are the quickest drying for travelling)
    I cut off the flip cap that seals previous products, all I did to get rid of product label is just use hot tap water to fill up bottle (try not to get outside label wet) only to loosen glue and it becomes easy to peel off.
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    Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!
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  2. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Clever! :happy088::happy088:
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  3. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Great idea....thanks.
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  4. Brickman301

    Brickman301 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the idea.
    I’ve used metal cigar tubes to store small straight razors in while traveling. They work pretty good. I’ll post a picture of it later.
  5. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    I use the red plastic tops from frosting containers as covers for Old Spice soap mugs.
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  6. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I cut & bent segments of wire hangers to make parts of a brush & razor stand.
  7. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    I bought these Pelican style razor cases so I could protect my better razors when travelling or for valuables. A lot of my used vintage razors did not come with cases and thought this might be a nice alternative. Some fellows wheel and deal and sell off their expensive razors so these cases should survive the mail system.
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    Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!
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  8. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000


    Stamp stands as brush stands
  9. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    That stand looks like its in good shape, I was looking years ago for one and the chrome clamps on a lot of them where rusted. I ordered some interesting clamps to hold my brushes and will have to show them when they arrive. They will have to be altered a little.
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  10. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I just bought this from a woman in florida . $17 shipped. The thing looks new

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  11. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Can never go wrong with Altoids containers. The large size make good 4-piece and 3-piece razor cases, especially after adding some soft lining. I particularly like the small size Altoids containers. Great DE and half-blade storage options, especially for travel. It holds 25 blades comfortably:
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  12. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    The Altoids Arctic containers make good blade disposal containers.
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  13. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Oh definitely! I had forgot about those.
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  14. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I use a chicken stock can that I opened with a whack from my chef knife so it has a slot in the top. I am on my second one since I started here.

    Not the prettiest, but it work and holds 300-400 blades.
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  15. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    @battle.munky needs one of these.

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  16. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I have an old tin that was a cinnamon tin that i converted to a blade dispenser. Lol but i painted the bottom portion black. The lid lifts up and the blades fit as if it was meant for it.

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