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Universal Razor Holder by ou8nrtist2 Universal Razor Holder by ou8nrtist2
Gillette has really been pissing me off lately.
They change their razor design about every 18 months and stop manufacturing their last model so one is forced to upgrade...
And when you go to buy new razors you find they're always about 5 bucks more expensive than last years models and don't even work as well.Planned obsolescence is such a wasteful and egregious symptom of capitalism.

Sorry for the rant.I was trained (by my old man) that when you're unhappy with some poorly designed piece-of-crap hardware,that you try not to waste time whining,but go into the studio and MAKE YOUR OWN...
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Djoseph Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Good idea. How does it work exactly?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional
It clips onto the blade.It is a mistake to call it a "universal"razor holder.I designed it to hold some obsolete blades that I still had that were unused...
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Djoseph Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Still a pretty neat thing.
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1sand0s Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll jump on the bandwagon with agreeing with your rant. Instead of the safety razors most are suggesting, I've been wanting to invest in a straight bladed razor for a little while now. Ever since I bought my Spyderco Tri-angle Sharpmaker I figured that and a decent strop would easily keep a keen edge on even a shaving blade. Lately I've found you go get what you pay for and spending a little more now will save you down the road. There is a documentary on Netflix I watched called Objectified. It's about how things are designed and one of designers (cannot remember their name) interviewed said it best; "I want designs that wear in, not wear out." He was referring a leather briefcase he had owned for 20+ years. I honestly think we have become a "disposable" society, razors being a prime example along with consumer printer ink cartridges which will get me started on a rant. We'll have to deal with this issue at some point in time down the road, and it may not be too far.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional
Boy the toner thing is out-of-hand to be sure.I use only Canon products and they don't have the same deals as all the other major brands so you can't get them refilled...
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ZaeavYeelell Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Here here!
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Feybles Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Bl**dy good idea. Nicely done!

No need to apologise for the rant, we totally get where you're coming from! :)
(This example is the main reason my man uses the old fashioned safety razor style - those blades don't really change, and he's always got the holder!)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional
I think that's a good alternative...
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Feybles Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks. It seems to work well for him. :)
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!!!!
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