04-22-2015, 11:00 AM
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I've been looking for a new blade bank that would be acceptable to the mrs. Anyone have outside the box ideas to repurpose something that looks modern or contemporary? Ive been searching for a while now and I'm about to give up. Pictures of yours would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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 04-22-2015, 03:34 PM
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  • geezer
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Most used coin banks will serve well. Have her pick out one from Goodwill or a Salvation Army store or...an Antique store. Being able to open it at will will  give a lasting source or sharp edges for crafting.
~Richard

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 04-24-2015, 09:03 PM
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+1 a grat idea geezer.

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 04-26-2015, 04:51 PM
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[Image: S16T2v4.jpg]Here's what I use. The 3" round tin is ~$1.50 at the Container Store. It fits MWF perfectly, but rusts. Altoids are easily had. They both fit on the medicine cabinet shelf and you can stack other items on top of them. I'd say they're unobtrusive.

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 04-26-2015, 06:07 PM
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Chicken broth can. pour out the broth from a blade sized slit.

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 06-08-2015, 11:42 AM
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i use a glass block, it has a small coin slot, but no hole to get them out so once its full itll be time for a new one!  you can find places that engrave them as well but i think the plain looks good on the counter.  I got mine for about $10 at http://www.starkglassblock.com/glass-blo...cbank.aspx
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 06-08-2015, 06:28 PM
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That block is a great idea!
~Richard

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 06-08-2015, 08:34 PM
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(06-08-2015, 11:42 AM)Deuce428 Wrote: i use a glass block, it has a small coin slot, but no hole to get them out so once its full itll be time for a new one!  you can find places that engrave them as well but i think the plain looks good on the counter.  I got mine for about $10 at http://www.starkglassblock.com/glass-blo...cbank.aspx
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Nice, thanks.

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 06-08-2015, 11:49 PM
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Piggy banks are also good. There are thousands of them. The slot that is long enough for a quarter (24.26 mm) accepts the blades (21.98 mm). At aliexpress.com you may find many and some of them are not ugly.

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 06-09-2015, 04:05 PM
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I love the size of a condensed milk can. 

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 06-10-2015, 06:26 AM
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I just thought of this yesterday. I've always got K-cups on hand and I decided to try to find uses for the empty ones. This takes 5-10 minutes to make and should hold a pretty good number of blades before I have to toss it and make another one.






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 06-29-2015, 06:54 PM
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(06-10-2015, 06:26 AM)FenderMan Wrote: I just thought of this yesterday. I've always got K-cups on hand and I decided to try to find uses for the empty ones. This takes 5-10 minutes to make and should hold a pretty good number of blades before I have to toss it and make another one.






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Good one!

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 06-29-2015, 07:08 PM
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Use one of those seam breaking can openers [Image: 1207131080-20337_full.jpg]to open the can of your choice.

Wash out the can and cut a "razor sized" slit in the lid and "gorilla glue" the lid back on.
You can make a fancy label you and the Mrs. would like.

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 06-29-2015, 10:09 PM
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I actually use the feather blade bank. I love feather blades and have a sleeve hanging on a hook sonthe little container matches. The same container cab be had for $1 without the logo from a barber that's Italian. Wink

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 07-01-2015, 06:29 AM
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Do a Google search "razor blade banks" and go to images to find a really large selection of ideas for blade banks.

~Richard

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 07-09-2015, 05:32 AM
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I used one from this set of Ikea Containers. I just took the smallest one, used the dremel to cut a slot in the top and then it was ready to go. Even the small container looks to be able to hold probably 10 years worth of blades at the rate I'm going. As a bonus I use the other two in my shave den to hold my travel kit and any of my tube soaps. They do have some cooler patterns available sometimes as well.

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 07-09-2015, 07:17 AM
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I just made a label for an old bottle of vitamins. It works for me and it's child proof Biggrin
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 07-12-2015, 07:39 AM
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Wonderful!
Please keep the ideas coming!
~Richard

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