Fun Toothbrush Holder

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Ok, I think we need to talk about the elephant in the room (the bathroom).

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This very easy pin is in the styling of the one found here, except we used a non-extinct animal as our base.

I took the elephant to the shop along with one of our kid’s toothbrushes to determine the size of drill bit to use for this project.

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I drilled a pilot hole as a guide for the bigger spade bit.  The hole was drilled through the top and the bottom in one pass.

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Then I switched to the spade bit and drilled the bigger holes to accommodate the toothbrush.  These bits are not known for their super-smooth hole drilling, especially into soft material like a plastic elephant.

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The rough edges are no problem when you have a utility knife handy. It also allowed me to make the hole size more accurate to the toothbrush handle.

Sorry guys… the next image is painful.

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I switched to a smaller sized spade bit to do the bottom so that the tip of the handle would rest it in without falling all the way through. I only drilled part of the way and then drilled from the other direction (through the top holes). This made a very nice hole that didn’t need to be trimmed much with the knife.

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That’s it!  Looks pretty cool at the sink.

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An elephant never forgets.  Let’s hope the kids never forget to brush!

22 pins to go.

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