The Bunny V2 & V3 SE Razor by Tom White

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Do you have any idea what a 3D metal printer costs? Not economically feasible. I'd imagine that even to lease one would make the cost very prohibitive as well.
No, never thought about it.
I had shapeways print me a whole TNNSER in metal.
Cost around 150€. The head made about 1/3 of this sum. I have seen a lot more expensive razors show up in the last years.

riverrun contracted someone to print the other TNNSER that were spread throughout the world. I see no reason not to think about printing the combs in metal and the body in metal or plastic.

But I'll probably buy a milled bunny if it becomes available as well.

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No, never thought about it.
I had shapeways print me a whole TNNSER in metal.
Cost around 150€. The head made about 1/3 of this sum. I have seen a lot more expensive razors show up in the last years...
Yes, but those are lovingly machined from bar stock on CNC eqpmt. to NASAlike grade specs and they have created their own exorbitantly priced niche via their extreme difficulty in obtaining an example. The "Bunny" has a huge hurdle ahead of it that there is not nearly the demand for injector razors nowadays. However, I don't feel as if a run of these would be so much as the beginning of a business, but rather to satiate the small niche of injector razor lovers (myself included) who want one................if that makes sense.
 
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The "Bunny" has a huge hurdle ahead of it that there is not nearly the demand for injector razors nowadays.
Exactly what made me think of using commercial 3d printing for production. No or not much initial setup cost. also scales quite well for small numbers.

I doubt that Chinese MIM is possible with the small numbers I'm guessing. Occam's uses a lot of MIM in their products. and when you look at the O.R.E.N. you can spot that they used NOS v1 and machined them to become 2 O.R.E.N.

Also the fact that Tom and Andreas teamed up to create the TNNSER 3d made me consider 3d printing. The original TNNSER had been machined from billet aluminum in the same shop the Bunny was made. Still overall design and according to gents who used both functionality have been mostly retained in the printed version.

I have no idea where the break even point is numberwise today, but in small numbers 3d printing is a lot cheaper than machining aluminum.

Anyhow, even though i prefer a 3d printable file for making it potentially cheaper and available forever, I'll also be in for the metal version (if funds allow at the time).

Having the .stl file really means spare parts are available forever.

Compare that to the multi hundred dollar DE razor that uses special glide strips. (forgot the artisan/ vendor as I don't care much for "artisan" stuff).

HTH
godek

I do respect and like tinkerers though
 
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Exactly what made me think of using commercial 3d printing for production. No or not much initial setup cost. also scales quite well for small numbers.

I doubt that Chinese MIM is possible with the small numbers I'm guessing. Occam's uses a lot of MIM in their products. and when you look at the O.R.E.N. you can spot that they used NOS v1 and machined them to become 2 O.R.E.N.

Also the fact that Tom and Andreas teamed up to create the TNNSER 3d made me consider 3d printing. The original TNNSER had been machined from billet aluminum in the same shop the Bunny was made. Still overall design and according to gents who used both functionality have been mostly retained in the printed version.

I have no idea where the break even point is numberwise today, but in small numbers 3d printing is a lot cheaper than machining aluminum.

Anyhow, even though i prefer a 3d printable file for making it potentially cheaper and available forever, I'll also be in for the metal version (if funds allow at the time).

Having the .stl file really means spare parts are available forever.

Compare that to the multi hundred dollar DE razor that uses special glide strips. (forgot the artisan/ vendor as I don't care much for "artisan" stuff).

HTH
godek

I do respect and like tinkerers though
What is MIM and O.R.E.N? and NOSv1?
 
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Yes "when". I will have the spring made by a proper spring maker!! The swaged "rivets" will also be replaced by grub screws to make cleaning/dismantling easier.
Screws instead of rivets are a good idea. Just in case a spring deforms it could be replaced. Or removed and corrected.
Any decorations on the spring? I love those lines on the V3. Maybe a sunray pattern.
And if you do three combs they have to be engraved 'MILD', 'WILD' and 'NOTSO'. One of Tom's most inspired design choices.
But to be quite honest a single fixed comb (MILD or NOTSO) would work for me.

If you need a beta tester with plenty of Bunny experience... ;)
 
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Screws instead of rivets are a good idea. Just in case a spring deforms it could be replaced. Or removed and corrected.
Any decorations on the spring? I love those lines on the V3. Maybe a sunray pattern.
And if you do three combs they have to be engraved 'MILD', 'WILD' and 'NOTSO'. One of Tom's most inspired design choices.
But to be quite honest a single fixed comb (MILD or NOTSO) would work for me.

If you need a beta tester with plenty of Bunny experience... ;)
At the risk of being controversial it has to be 3 combs rather than fixed, doesn't it - otherwise it's just a poor man's Type F, and not Tom's Bunny
 
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At the risk of being controversial it has to be 3 combs rather than fixed, doesn't it - otherwise it's just a poor man's Type F, and not Tom's Bunny
The Type F was not open comb though.
Yes, ideally three combs. Personally, I hardly ever change combs and probably wouldn't notice if it was fixed.
It was me trying to be controversial, your position is quite reasonable. :)
 
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