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Hi, I've found that many of the prefab shower units place their soap dishes/shelves in odd almost useless places where the water is washing away the soap constantly.  So then with the idea of multiple people sharing a bathroom and wanting their own soaps separate from the others that there needs to be a way to mount a simple soap dish onto the walls of these fiberglass shower units and/or bathroom tiles. 

Looking at various soap dishes available today I noticed they didn't seem to be designed very well nor look so hot so then since I'm getting a little older myself I decided to make a soap dish that looks kind of cool but makes grabbing the soap out of the dish more easy and allows the soap dish to drain water better so the soap isn't standing in a puddle. 

Since the soap dish is for humans and most humans have 5-fingers and I wanted symmetry in my design I designed this fingered soap dish. 

Because I prototype print most of my projects I designed this dish to easily be printed on a home 3D Plastic Printer too! 

 
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Step 1: Step 1 the Finger Curl ...

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The fingers need to hold the soap but grip it too tight so it's a nice slight curved spline I created the Guide Curve for the three middle fingers in SolidWorks.

Step 2:

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The next step is to set the finger spacing ... that's easy enough using the Linear Pattern tool in SolidWorks.

Step 3: Now the two outter side fingers ...

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The two fingers on the outer sides need to be slightly higher and curved a little more to help keep the soap centered on the soap dish.  So I made a new Guide Curve and moved it up slightly ...

Step 4: The First Extrudes ...

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Okay, Now it's time to Extrude the fingers using the Sweep tool in SolidWorks.  First off are the three middle fingers.

Step 5: Setting the placement for the two outer fingers ...

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Okay, now the two outer finger circles need to set in place ... wow ... I'm half-way there!

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