The Wabbit 3d printed injector razor pass around.

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by BBS, Jun 10, 2020.

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If the designs were made public on thingverse would you have this razor printed for personal use?

  1. Yes

    24 vote(s)
    92.3%
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    My take is that maybe the cap doesn't allow to dial it in correctly. If you want to file it down some so you can get a more shallow angle with the razor go right ahead. With injectors my experience is that at some point going too steep doesn't make them perform any better and just makes them overly aggressive. That razor may be outside it's sweet spot because of the cap. Filing it more flat will allow you to find that sweet spot if it is outside the range of it right now because the cap angle.

    If you decide you don't want to modify the cap I'd suggest sending back to me first and I'll modify it and then send it back out.
     
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  2. steve207

    steve207 Well-Known Member

    Well it's going to a while before I'm ready to shave again so who ever is next on the list can test it. Anyway part of the problem to was my hands where twitching which didn't help i probably twitched at the wrong time too so i have to wait until it stops before i try again.
     
  3. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Fair enough, send it over my way first and I'll send it back out to the next person on the list after modifying it. I also want to test the flatter cap myself before it continues along.
     
  4. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Looking forward to how that works out.
     
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  5. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Razor has landed. I'll modify the cap in the next day or so, test and send back out by the end of week.
     
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  6. riverrun

    riverrun Well-Known Member

    Of course.
    But...
    The nuts seem easily available on eBay. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    It would ruin the looks.
     
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  7. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member


    I'll have to look on EBay. I had to file down a full size nut I found at a hardware store. The narrower nut is certainly better looking.
     
  8. riverrun

    riverrun Well-Known Member

    I searched for "M5 thin half hex nut" on eBay US and there were plenty with free shipping from China.
    You just need patience.
     
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  9. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Modification done on cap. It is sloppy but it fixes the problem for now. You can now get a shallower angle on the shave which may improve the performance. I'll be testing it later today then it will be off to @jmudrick next since he was supposed to get it after @steve207 .
    wabbit1.jpg wabbit2.jpg
     
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  10. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

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  11. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Testing done. The mod certainly does mellow out the razor a bit on a very shallow angle that you could otherwise not get with the original cap design. With that said it is still has a lot of blade feel and can still bite you if you aren't careful at a shallow angle. I don't know if it made it shave any closer but it is more manageable. Razor still is not for the faint of heart or beginner wet shaver looking for instant gratification.

    Razor will be off in the mail tomorrow to @jmudrick
     
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  12. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I wonder if a *bunny* would make it as a 3D printed razor. *nudge nudge* *wink wink* :innocent
     
  13. jaro

    jaro Well-Known Member

    I'm waiting on the STL file to be released too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  14. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    The spring would be very problematic. To get plastic to work would change the shave geometry too much I think.

    If I ever get a printer. You can bet I would try it. I am working on the Finance Minister to allocate funds in the coming quarters.
     
  15. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Ah, of course the spring. Well I will have to wait for the consumer metal version. do you know if the Finance Minister is open to bribes? Maybe some nice herring or salmon just happens to fall off the back of the truck?
     
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  16. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

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  17. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    You could try using a TPE filament for the spring instead of PLA or ABS.
     
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  18. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Looking at available filament types and printing techniques these printers look to be a lot more versatile than I thought.
     
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  19. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Yes they are pretty amazing. Just wait 5 to 10 years. That stuff will be insane
     
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  20. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    I think I am going to be getting a printer finally for Christmas after looking at what they really are capable of. I can already see razors being a lot more polished and sturdy being 3D printed with some experimenting once a base design in is in place.
     
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