10-26-2015, 08:01 PM
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  • MHWood
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Second time in the past week I've cut myself on blades that I strategically wrapped up to throw away only to forget about them couple minutes later and slice my finger open... I think it might be time for a blade bank  A6

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 10-27-2015, 01:00 AM
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  • BobH
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  • Thunder Bay Canada
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Should work as long as you don't cut yourself picking the blade up and putting it in the blade bank.  Wink

Got a Maple Leafs tin bank, 8 in. tall/4 in. dia, for that purpose. Found it at a thrift store for a couple of bucks. Should take a while to fill and is decent looking on the shelf.

Bob

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 10-27-2015, 04:41 AM
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West Coast Shaving has one for like a buck ninety nine that has a removable bottom and can be re used. Good add on buy. Lots of ways to do it yourself, or I've seen people use cool piggy banks too.

http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Razor-Bl..._2237.html


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 10-27-2015, 05:51 AM
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Just get a large prescription pill bottle with a screw top and voila.  Label it and when full dispose of it accordingly.

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 10-27-2015, 05:56 AM
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  • kwsher
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Agree with the others. Inexpensive or for all intents and purposes free if you recycle something.

Either way, cheaper than a lifetime supply of band-aids. Smile

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 10-27-2015, 06:22 AM
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  • Johnny
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This is where I got my BLADE BANK and I have been using it for the past 5 years. Still has plenty of room for more blades.

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 10-27-2015, 06:28 AM
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(10-27-2015, 06:22 AM)Johnny Wrote: This is where I got my BLADE BANK and I have been using it for the past 5 years.  Still has plenty of room for more blades.

That's pretty cool looking.  Never seen one before.  That's definitely wife's bathroom decor approved, better than my pill bottle. Smile

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 10-27-2015, 06:37 AM
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I use a glass craft block and cut a slit in the cap. 

Something like this http://www.amazon.com/KraftyBlok-Craftin...B0048XDXPY

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 10-27-2015, 06:37 AM
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  • kwsher
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(10-27-2015, 06:28 AM)hrfdez Wrote:
(10-27-2015, 06:22 AM)Johnny Wrote: This is where I got my BLADE BANK and I have been using it for the past 5 years.  Still has plenty of room for more blades.

That's pretty cool looking.  Never seen one before.  That's definitely wife's bathroom decor approved, better than my pill bottle. Smile

That is nifty. I have always used the inexpensive tin things but have to keep it in the shave drawer as it is not approved.

Definitely going to pick one of these up- thanks for the heads up Johnny!

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 10-27-2015, 06:49 AM
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If you have any empty soap/cream containers with the screw top, they will work pretty well

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 10-27-2015, 07:25 AM
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  • naiyor
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I cut a slit in the top of a large vitamin bottle and super glued the top on...it looks pretty good and will get the job done for years.

...or if you have a Razor Hole in the back of your medicine cabinet, you are set forever. I have one, but the wife doesn't like the idea of tossing blades into the wall..so I use the bank instead.

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 10-27-2015, 07:32 AM
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I picked up a three pack of tins from Ikea for super cheap. I cut a slit in the top of the smallest one and it's been working well for some time now. I figure once (if ever) I fill it I can just recycle the whole thing.

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 10-27-2015, 08:15 AM
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(10-27-2015, 07:25 AM)naiyor Wrote: I cut a slit in the top of a large vitamin bottle and super glued the top on...it looks pretty good and will get the job done for years.

...or if you have a Razor Hole in the back of your medicine cabinet, you are set forever. I have one, but the wife doesn't like the idea of tossing blades into the wall..so I use the bank instead.

You know this is one of the strangest ideas that anyone ever thought of back then.  Seriously why would it be a fantastic idea to throw used sharp rusting razors into a wall of a room with high humidity that also at some point will require a remodel.

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 10-27-2015, 09:10 AM
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Wife made this guy for me. It's close to having 4-years-worth of blades in it now. 

[Image: Vintage-jar-adapted-for-use-as-blade-bla...xubhmt.jpg]

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 10-27-2015, 09:47 AM
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I use the feather blade bank. Takes a while to fill up and once it does fill up I empty it and I'm good to go. That bank with the feather name on it is about 5 bucks,I've seen the same bank without the feather name on it for about a dollar. I like the feather though.

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 10-27-2015, 10:15 AM
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I have a cheap metal child proof one I use. Works fine.

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 10-27-2015, 10:43 AM
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(10-27-2015, 08:15 AM)Billium Wrote:
(10-27-2015, 07:25 AM)naiyor Wrote: I cut a slit in the top of a large vitamin bottle and super glued the top on...it looks pretty good and will get the job done for years.

...or if you have a Razor Hole in the back of your medicine cabinet, you are set forever. I have one, but the wife doesn't like the idea of tossing blades into the wall..so I use the bank instead.

You know this is one of the strangest ideas that anyone ever thought of back then.  Seriously why would it be a fantastic idea to throw used sharp rusting razors into a wall of a room with high humidity that also at some point will require a remodel.

I guess it worked out for the previous owner of my house. He died without having to deal with it.  I'm the one who had to. Sad

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 10-27-2015, 10:45 AM
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I use an old (or for you environmentally conscious folk a "re-purposed") pickle jar.  I cut a slice into the lid and viola!  Wife hates it but you know what, she "accidentally" cuts herself on 1 little blade that was left out because I didn't have a place to put them and all the sudden that pickle jar wasn't looking so bad.

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 10-27-2015, 10:57 AM
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I've got kids , main reason I need a blade bank that can't be broken or gotten into to. I've seen larger ones at Sally beauty supply but my feather serves me well.

That being said I don't take chances when it comes to blades. Even though it takes a lot of effort to get the feather open I still take my blades I'm about to bin and I dull them before I put them in the bank. I'll either run the 2 edges across the bottom of a bottle of cologne or aftershave bottle. Don't want to risk my kids ever getting hurt .

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 10-27-2015, 11:02 AM
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(10-27-2015, 07:25 AM)naiyor Wrote: I cut a slit in the top of a large vitamin bottle and super glued the top on...it looks pretty good and will get the job done for years.

...or if you have a Razor Hole in the back of your medicine cabinet, you are set forever. I have one, but the wife doesn't like the idea of tossing blades into the wall..so I use the bank instead.


I don't blame your wife for not wanting to use the blade slit in some houses. The family business is fixing up old houses and several times we've knocked out a bathroom wall to find one time thousands of blades in the wall. A Google search of what I'm talking about will show you some examples.

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