This instructable will show you how you can make your own razor and shaving brush stand using items that are probably already in your house.
Pair of pliers (preferably something hefty, like linesman pliers)
Large cylinder (I used a small mason jar)
Small cylinder (I used a battery, a pill bottle also works well)
Wire coat hanger
Note: The first picture you see here is the prototype that I made before documenting the project. The second picture is the finished-except-for-paint one that I made for this Instructable. The picture of the second final product was taken on an uneven surface. It is not tilted, the surface is. I also ended up moving the brush and razor holder in closer to the center upright. The shaving equipment that I made it for required it to be more centered due to it being heavier than my test equipment (my stuff is lighter, so didn't have a problem). As always, your mileage may vary and please see the notes on the appropriate steps about centering for weight.
Step 1: Prepare the Coat Hanger
The first thing you need to do is unwrap the coat hanger near the hook. Take your pliers, and grip the wrap at the top across both pieces of wire. You can unwrap this by turning the pliers in the opposite direction of the wrap.
Once you have the wire unwrapped, straighten the first bend on the end of the wire without the hanging hook. You will actually not use the hook for anything, discarding or saving it at the end of the project. The easiest way to straight the bend is to put the pliers on the side of the bend closest to the twisted end and use your hand to straighten the wire.
You will need to straighten the wire as you go, but in this case we have only straightened the first section we will be using. In further steps, straight the wire as needed.