03-30-2012, 08:13 AM
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Does anyone else do this? I know that banks are only $1, and often Phil will just toss one in your order when you order blades. I PIF the white banks when I get someone started with a kit, but I always mention that these are super easy to make. In a decade, when it is full, you just pound the top with a hammer to close the slot.

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 03-30-2012, 08:19 AM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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My medicine cabinet actually has a slot in the back for used blades even though the house was built (1989) long after most people had given up on traditional shaving. I do not use this slot though...I use the white blade banks. I get about 16 months out of each bank. The soup can would probably last a decade.

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 03-30-2012, 08:46 AM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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Excellent I have a couple of those. Will last several years. Thanks for sharing.

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 03-30-2012, 10:20 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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That is a good idea. I'm just trying to remember the last time I opened a can like that.Doubt

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 03-30-2012, 10:21 AM
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  • etoyoc
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Yup, I did something similar with a can about 3 years ago and it still isn't full. About the only thing I did different was spray it with some black rustoleum.

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 03-30-2012, 10:42 AM
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Ditto on the can as a blade bank. Works wonderully!

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 03-30-2012, 10:47 AM
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  • mikeperry
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  • St Louis via the UK
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Here's what I've done...

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Quote:Safety first (2 young sons in the house), I sealed the lids shut with "5 Minute Epoxy" (picked up from the local DIY store).

I cut the slits in the bottoms using a Stanley knife blade, then widened them very slightly with an old flat-head screwdriver.

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 03-30-2012, 10:49 AM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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I am using a broth can with a slot, and have painted in black.

The last time I was at the vintage flea market, I saw a vintage metal model fire truck bank. It struck later that it would make a very cool blade bank.

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 03-30-2012, 11:51 AM
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(03-30-2012, 10:20 AM)Johnny Wrote: That is a good idea. I'm just trying to remember the last time I opened a can like that.Doubt

I had a craving for pineapple juice, but it seems that dole no longer sells cans of it. So I had to settle on tomato soup and make grilled cheese sandwiches.Biggrin

I love the Eclipse tin as a travel blade bank. When I travel I use Shark super chromes or Wilkinson Swords because they are a predictable blade and come with their own bank.

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 03-30-2012, 12:43 PM
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I use metal mint boxes.
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 03-30-2012, 01:31 PM
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Our home had the slot in the medicine cabinets in both bathrooms until we did a remodel of both bathrooms recently. Now, I am using one of the white blade banks.

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 03-30-2012, 02:34 PM
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(03-30-2012, 12:43 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I use metal mint boxes.
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Do you open them every time? Or have you come up with a seal and slot combination? I wouldn't trust myself not to slip and have a 52 blade pickup scenario. The soup can isn't meant to be portable, but durable and "factory" sealed as much as required for a sharps disposal device.

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 03-30-2012, 02:41 PM
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  • Johnny
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(03-30-2012, 11:51 AM)Dirty Texan Wrote:
(03-30-2012, 10:20 AM)Johnny Wrote: That is a good idea. I'm just trying to remember the last time I opened a can like that.Doubt

I had a craving for pineapple juice, but it seems that dole no longer sells cans of it. So I had to settle on tomato soup and make grilled cheese sandwiches.Biggrin

Oh man, I love tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Emmmm good. Smile

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 03-30-2012, 02:41 PM
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(03-30-2012, 02:34 PM)Dirty Texan Wrote: Do you open them every time? Or have you come up with a seal and slot combination? I wouldn't trust myself not to slip and have a 52 blade pickup scenario. The soup can isn't meant to be portable, but durable and "factory" sealed as much as required for a sharps disposal device.

I just open the box each time, making sure my hands are dry, and I do it over the sink just in case. So far I haven't dumped any.

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 03-30-2012, 02:51 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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This is my blade bank. Built into every cartridge.

   

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 03-30-2012, 03:19 PM
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Can with a slot here. I like the paint idea, the "raw" can look is the pits in my cabinet. Maybe I can get an artist to paint something on it?

I need to explore that.

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 03-30-2012, 07:43 PM
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(03-30-2012, 02:34 PM)Dirty Texan Wrote: Do you open them every time? Or have you come up with a seal and slot combination? I wouldn't trust myself not to slip and have a 52 blade pickup scenario. The soup can isn't meant to be portable, but durable and "factory" sealed as much as required for a sharps disposal device.

I do the same thing (Altoids tins). I open them every time. Slippage hasn't really been an issue. Can't see that it ever will be, really. I just never open the tin with wet hands.

- Mark

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 04-05-2012, 01:52 PM
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I have been using an empty plastic rubbing alcohol bottle. I cut a slit in the side that I use for DE blades, and I unscrew the top for my cartridge blades. I've been using it since 2007 and it's only just about half full.

Clayton

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 04-05-2012, 02:10 PM
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  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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Very good ideas from all!

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 04-05-2012, 06:00 PM
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I took a bar of soap box and covered the openings and edges in clear packing tape. then made a slot in the top.

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