A couple of years ago, I was stranded at school during spring break. As a creative exercise, I challenged myself to spend my free time during the week designing something new for myself. By day I worked full shifts as a production assistant at RPI's Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), and by night I set out to recreate shaving stands for double-edged (DE) safety razors.
I documented my initial process and shared my ideas with friends as well as folks on the internet via not one, but two Reddit posts on /r/wicked_edge. My goals were to gauge general interest from the online vintage shaving community and also garner general feedback on my work, which I got plenty of. Shortly after, Mark from Sharpologist.com reached out and asked me to share a more in-depth look at my design process for his website, to which I was more than happy to oblige! Read the full article here. Mark, if you're reading this, thanks for the opportunity!
Going through this helped me learn about industrial design, designing for 3D printing vs. designing for manufacture, and also about getting user feedback via open forums and rapid prototyping. This project was also my first real foray into 3D printing, which set me on quite the ride--one that I have yet to step off of.