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    I think a pic or two will be in order when you've done this Mick. That might even encourage me to do the sensible thing myself.

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    The safest and most environmentally friendly was to dispose of used DE blades is to use a metal blade bank. The bank, which costs about a buck, holds a years worth of blades. When it is full you just toss the whole kit and kaboodle into the recycle bin to be melted down and recycled.
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    this bank doesn't look as cool though.. perhaps i could mount it onto a mannequin or something.. my shave den requires an artistic approach.. this is too drab.

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    I agree! Boring! Needs a hunting scene painted on it or a Celtic warrior drawing an arrow back on his long bow or something.


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    or atleast a sailing ship.. to match my old spice and clubman's bay rum.

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    Hey yeeeah! Nice thinkin' Victor. You already have the background colour. All you need to do is decide on Original O.S Square rigged Schooner or Modern O.S Yacht...I'd go for Schooner, but only because I'm old fashioned for a, 'youngish', bloke.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Gentlemen:

    I have what our good friend Thebigspendur refers to as a "blade bank" for disposing used blades. This coffin of sorts has a slot on top for disposing the blades. Various shaving sites sell it at around $1. I would say it probably holds about 100 used blades, more possibly.

    In previous years I also have deposited the used blades in an empty loose tea can and crimped the lid before disposing.

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    Duh. I never heard of such a thing. I have been throwing the blades away because I feared someone would get hurt just throwing them in the recycling bin.

    I just never connected the dots and I feel kind of dumb...

    Straight razor shaver and loving it!
    40-year survivor of electric and multiblade razors

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    May your bone always be well buried MickR's Avatar
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    Well today I went out and looked for a suitable tin to make a blade bank. I had specific ideas in mind with relation to size and style of tin, as well as contents. I had to modify my thoughts on size due to issues with style. Size: 440ml changed to 1000ml

    Style: Non rip top lid, had to be an older style, sealed tin.

    Contents: All liquid, no solids...Tomato Soup was selected.

    I drilled a .25" hole in the base of the can, taped over it and turned it over. Using a dremel, I cut a slot in the top of the can. I skimped on the artwork side of things and just used the computer to generate what I had in mind. I imagine that this blade bank will last some time given its size. I would opt for a smaller tin if I could find one.





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    Or you could go WWII retro and get one of those gllass blade sharpeners...They are shaped like a half of a drinking glass in a "U". When the blade dulls you just rub it on the glass to resharpen...Viola, the ultimate recycle! One pack will last years.....

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    That's what the straights are for. DE is for those days when quick and simple are required . Good idea though. I haven't seen a razor blade sharpener such as you mentioned. Any pictures?


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