3D Printed Designs

I have worked on several shaving related designs for 3D printers. Here is a quick overview of what is available.

Wedge Blade Adapters

My first attempts at designing 3D printed objects was an adapter for using modern GEM blades in old razors designed to use wedge blades. You can read an entire article on the subject.

The design files are available on this web page.
They are licensed under a Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license. cc-by-sa

TNNSER 3D

I have coöperated with Tom White on some of his ingenious razor designs. The first project we worked on was “Tom's No Name Single Edge Razor”; TNNSER for short. I didn't pick the name. The original ‘TNNSER’ was a prototype machined from metal:

Tom then wanted to make a 3D printed version of the razor and I contributed a handle based on the handle of the ‘Enders Speed’ razor.

The design files can be downloaded from this web page
They are licensed under a Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial - No Derivatives license. cc-by-nc-nd

Print the parts at the highest resolution your printer can handle.
The razor might need quite a bit of post-processing (sanding/filing) to get a good fit between the base and cap of the razor. It's unlikely they will fit straight from the printer. Don't print this if you can't handle this step.
You will also need:

  • One stainless steel countersunk bolt M5×0.8 20mm
  • One stainless steel HALF hex nut M5×0.8
    If you can't find the half hex nuts locally, try searching eBay for “M5 thin half hex nut”
  • A GEM style single edge razor blade
The Wabbit

Another of Tom's designs is the ‘Wabbit’. It's a razor for injector blades and there are magnets in the head of the razor. Tom designed the straight handle (V2) and I created another ‘Enders Speed’-style handle (V3).

The cap and base of the razor head contain magnets to securely hold the blade and the razor parts together. There are three options:

  • One pair of rectangular magnets, 14″ × 18″ × 116
  • One pair of round magnets 3mm × 2mm
  • Two pairs of round magnets 3mm × 1.5mm

The design files are available from this web site.
They are licensed under a Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial - No Derivatives license. cc-by-nc-nd

Print the cap and one or both of the handles.
You will also need:

  • Magnets - see above
  • Superglue to glue the magnets in place
  • Maybe a small file if the parts don't fit straight out of the printer
    Tolerances are tight
  • An injector blade
The Future…

There are other projects in the pipeline.
Watch this space.