Shave Kit

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Fred Housel

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Fred Housel
Warren, Ohio

General Information

A set of stands for shaving tools made from hardwood and corian. After a few failed designs for an integrated stand, I decided to make a modular set. These sets are designed to fit QSHAVE products. Feel free to use my model, but if you sell them, please credit me on all product descriptions ;)

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Material Description Price
Gorilla Super Glue

Gorilla Super Glue

Gorilla Super Glue - 0.53 oz

Solid Carbide 2 Flute Straight End Mill

Solid Carbide 2 Flute Straight End Mill

Quantity: 1, Shank Diameter: 1/8 in, Cutting Diameter: 1/8 in

$3.49

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

1/16" Upcut Fish Tail Carving Bit

$8.49

Walnut

Walnut

6" × 12" × 3/4" Walnut

$6.99

White Corian®

White Corian®

Thickness: 1/4 in, Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Cut Tolerance: +/- 1/8 in

$17.99

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$36.96
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Overview

1 minute

I designed these sets as part of Christmas gifts for my family. After failing terribly as some ambitious integrated designs, I decided to keep it simple. I’m pretty happy with how (most of) these turned out. If you like these and want to make them, go for it! If you plan to sell these, please credit me in all of your product descriptions by linking to this project page. That’s all I ask! This kit consists of:

Razor Stand
Brush Stand
Scissors Stand
Razor Holder

I designed these in Illustrator/Easel to fit QSHAVE products and an Amazon seller who sells a kit with scissors (among other things, though I only really cared about the scissors). Here are links to the products I used, though, you can easily tweak these pieces to fit different products:

Razor: https://www.amazon.com/QSHAVE-Double-Handle-Butterfly-Titanium/dp/B06XRD9R2M/
Brush: https://www.amazon.com/QSHAVE-Original-Shaving-Handmade-Perfect/dp/B06XNJJBKC/
Scissors: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CQ17R4Y/
Razors (Universal size, but I prefer these): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QY8QXM/

For materials, you’ll need something like a 3/4 board, a 1/4 sheet of corian, some CA glue and whatever you want to finish with. I usually just finish with mineral oil and beeswax, though, I’m sure there are probably more sensible finishes to consider since these pieces will be in the bathroom and exposed to water.

I’ve made these from Cherry (best), Purpleheart, White Oak & Hard Maple. Maybe it’s just my machine that needs calibrated or something, but I found the Oak & Maple ones didn’t cut as cleanly, and in some cases I needed to expand the pockets with a drill press and Dremel.

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Carve Corian Bases

10 minutes

Carve the corian pieces using the 1/8" straight bit. This is pretty straightforward…. I used tabs on this, but do whatever you’re most comfortable with.

3

Carve Wood Pieces

50 minutes

Still using the 1/8" straight bit, cut the wood pieces. The job will carve and cut everything except for the scissor slots, since they are too small. I used beefy tabs here since you’re doing some pretty aggressive cutting/carving. After carving leave the material mounted to the wasteboard, swap the 1/8" bit for the 1/16" upcut bit. Select everything except for the two slots for the scissors, and set the cut depth to zero. You only want to cut the two scissor slots with the 1/16" bit.

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Assemble & Finish

20 minutes

Using a little CA glue, glue the corian bases to the wood pieces. Let the glue setup. This only takes a few minutes. I didn’t clamp anything, but if your material is a little rough or not flat, you could do that I guess.

After the pieces are glued together, use a disc sander to sand the walls so that they are flush and smooth. You also might need the disc sander to touch-up the radiused corners.

After all that I just used some 320 grit sandpaper to smooth everything out and finished with mineral oil and beeswax.

Michael Laico
Very nice, what speeds did you cut the Corian? Michael
Michael Laico
Fred Housel
Thanks, Michael. This was the first time I'd really used Corian. I started a little lower than the recommended Easel speeds, but eventually I found they worked just as well. 611 speed was about 2, Feed Rate 900mm/min, Plunge Rate 200mm/min and Depth Per Pass was .6mm.
Fred Housel