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Shavernator - A Great Canadian Product

A innovative effective one stroke Shaver. Are you tired of seeing commercials that show people shaving on a smooth face... so are we.

About this project

Starting Point

Hi my name is Ding. I am a structure engineer. This all started from, while I was waiting to go to a party with my friend. It took him a half hour to shave his super hairy face, using a commercial expensive shaver. I asked him, what was wrong with his shaver. He told me he had to shave two times, then take some time to clean the shaver, then repeat shaving the same place. Two strokes, clean the shaver again. 

What a painful experience!

I looked at all the shavers that are available and decided that the simplest and most effective solution is to utilize the traditional double blade razor with an improved structural design, which would hold the blades at the right distance and angle.

When I gave my friend the razor, he called me the Shavernator.

The Shavernator uses 2 standard, cost effective, double blade razors, which save you lots of money, and will be produced in Canada with worldwide shipping as an option.

We need your help to Kickstart the project and let this amazing effective hairy terminator shaver deliver the joyful shaving experience to everyone. You can choose from Red, White or Blue. We will confirm your color choice at the end of the campaign.

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2. One blade is not enough. 

In order for an average person to enjoy the same quality shaving experience in the comfort of their home, we studied the commercial cartridge razor and decided to apply two double blade razors to the design. This design will ensure the effectiveness of the razor with a one stroke shaving experience. 
Improvement: We added one more blade into the razor.

The Shavernator - Mississauga Manufacturing - Ding Ding - Kevin Jackal Johnston - George Peter Gatsis - The Black Diamond Effect

3. Distance between blades is not enough. Cut hair is stuck between the commercial cartridge razor blades. 

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Principles of Shavernator Design

Shavernator razor stands out against most of the commercial razors on the market. The special design takes care of everyone, especially hairy people who suffer the most when using small and ineffective razors. Shavernator razor is a totally re-engineered double blade long edge razor which can be treated as an enhanced version of a professional barber’s single blade razor.

The principle design of Shavernator is easyeffectiveeconomic andenvironmental. We call this the 4E standard design.

Easy: Shavernator Razor is very easy to use, very easy to clean, very easy to pack up 

Effective: A hairy person may spend 3 to 5 times more on shaving. Shavernator Razor significantly reduces the shaving time, increases the effectiveness of shaving and dramatically improves the shaving experience at the same time. One stroke shaving for hairy people becomes real. 

Economic: Shavernator uses TWO affordable double edge razor blades. The blades are effective and widely available. Most importantly it is much  more durable than cartridge razors. 

Environmental: Shavernator is made with super high quality nontoxic biodegradable resin made of sugar derived from field corn and the blades are made with stainless steel, so it is all environmentally friendly.


Innovations

1. Safety razor’s blade edge is not deep enough 

When we studied the barber’s single blade long edge razor we found that the reason why barber’s single blade long edge razor does not slide over the wet hair is that the edge of razor is much deeper than the safety razor so that the blade can easily reach the root of hair to cut it off nice and clean. 
Improvement: We increased the length of the edge of the blade.

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Hairs Get Stuck In The Razor

In order to let the cut hair fall through without being stuck in between the blades, we need to significantly increase the distance between blades and create a gutter to remove the cut hair away from the blades. 


Improvement: We increased the thickness of the center blade holder to achieve a bigger distance between two blades in our razor.

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4. No Guidance of the hair 

In order to have a one stroke clean cut by the razor, hair needs to be pre-arranged in the same direction where the razor is moving. 

Improvement: We studied the comb and adapted the similar design on our razor by adding a comb head into the razor center and foot blade holder.

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Shavernator Comb

5. No Pre-set cutting angle of blades 

A pre-set best cutting angle of the blade will make it much easier for everyone. 

Improvement: We designed a curving blade holder which bends the double razor to a certain angle which will deliver the most effective cut.

6. Small and short handle 

We studied many tools’ handles which deliver comfortable and effective grabbing experiences. Eventually we decided to adapt the screwdriver’s handle concept into our razor design. 

Improvement: We adjusted the size, length and shape of the handle in order to achieve the best grab and handling experiences for people to deliver proper strength and force on the razor through this unique Roman column shape handle.

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Shavernator Handle

7. Razor case should be travel friendly.

We need to make the case and razor a unified design. This will minimize the possibility of losing the case by making it a natural part of the razor. This will also protect the head of the razor when traveling or storing it away. 
Improvement: The case and razor can be attached in two ways: one as storage design, two as a parked design. So there is minimum chance of losing the case.

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Case Storage

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Case Parked

8. Compact handle option

If we could combine two different size handles together, the storage issue will no longer exist. 

Improvement: We designed a combined handle which is a regular size Shavernator handle with a stubby handle, and hide inside the body of the regular size handle. The stubby handle can be retrieved by unscrewing the bottom of the regular size handle.

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Stubby Handle

Manufacturing 

Due to the unique design of the Shavernator, standard methods of manufacturing will not allow us to deliver a timely and cost effective product. There is a lot of waste created with the traditional process. Therefor much like the design of the Shavernator, we are thinking outside the box and utilizing the most modern methods by bring in 3D printing manufacturing technologies to our production. Shavernator will be made with super high quality nontoxic biodegradable resin made of sugar derived from field corn, so it is 100% environmentally friendly.

The Shavernator is designed and manufactured in Toronto, Canada.

Current Status 

The initial design and prototyping of the razor is done and the feedbacks from our testers are super positive. We already have applied for patent on the Shavernator design. We are ready to take the steps to manufacturing and delivering the Shavernator.

Timeline for 2015

March – Finalizing the production process 

May to July - Manufacturing and packaging 

August – Shipment of Shavernator

Thanks! 

We are very proud to develop this hairy terminator Shaver – Shavernator. But without your support Shavernator cannot become real and enjoyed by people around the world. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Milestones 

1. The successful Kickstarter campaign will have a WHITE/RED/BLUE design to choose from.

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Color Options

2. If we reach $60,000, every Kickstater will have the combined handle/stubby handle.

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Stubby handle can be hide in the regular size handle

Risks and challenges

We have worked for months building 3D models, 3D printing them and testing on volunteers and adjusting the design.

The unique pieces of the razor require multiple parts that are expensive to produce in the traditional production methods of mold casting and plastic injection. So, in order to deliver the product quickly and as cost effective as possible, without affecting the design and quality, we are going to mass produce the product with 3D printing.

THE CHALLENGES:

Product Improvement: The Shavernator is in the final design for production. But, we are constantly improving it with small changes so we are able to deliver the best product we can manufacture.

Quality Control: 3D printing is a new technology and we are working diligently to handle volume production and getting it right to our standards. Each Shavernator will be inspected before it gets delivered to the customer. Quality control is key to satisfy the Kickstarters.

Product Delivery: We are accounting for extra time in our production to reduce any delays that may arise from the production or the shipping.

Safety: This is not a safety razor. This design is unique for a double blade razor. It must be used with caution for adult usage only. The Shavernator should be handled as if you are handling a long edged single blade barber razor.

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