"TUBEY 2.0" the Toothpaste Squeezer

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Toothpaste tubes are just plain irritatin'. They cling to the last vestiges of the toothpaste they contain, and refuse to release it into the freedom of the outer world. Fortunately, I made this instructable telling how to fix the problem of the last, remaining, un-relinquishing toothpaste. This tutorial is built off of the same concept, but combines the idea with the most used tooth cleaning tool of all time. The toothbrush.

I hope you enjoy this instructable. Thanks!

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Step 1: What You'll Need

  • Toothbrush
  • Hacksaw
  • Vice Clamp
  • Razor Blade
  • A Sharpie

Step 2: Making the "TUBEY" 2.0

Mark a 2" line down the center of the non-brush end of your toothbrush. Clamp the toothbrush in the vice with the marked end facing up. Using the hacksaw, cut along the marked line. You should be able to fit a toothpaste tube in the aforementioned cut.

Step 3: Finishing the "TUBEY" 2.0

Use your razor blade to shave off any extra plastic particles. When you're finished, the end of the toothbrush should look and feel clean.

Step 4: Using the "TUBEY" 2.0

Insert the end of your toothpaste tube into the "squeezer." Pull the tube through the slot until all of the toothpaste is pushed toward the dispensing end.

Enjoy your "TUBEY" 2.0! Please comment and tell the instructable community how you made it better! Thanks!

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    4 Discussions


    3 years ago

    That's a really good idea! You might be able the cut the slit in the toothbrush with a Dremel too


    4 years ago

    but i already have a store bought one


    4 years ago

    That is so clever. My thumb joints are nearly gone which makes emptying the tube difficult. This will make it much easier. Thank you.

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