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A haircutter in the design of the old lawn mowers.
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I hate going to the barber. I always cut my own hair, and I've gotten fairly proficient at it. Sometimes though, using a pair of electric hair clippers can be inconvenient because the power cord gets in the way and it must be done inside, due to the lack of power outlets in trees, where it creates a mess.

I propose a hair trimmer I can use while walking down the street, designed like the old push lawnmowers. This Trimmer will look like a perfectly cylindrical brush with various bristle-length attachments. The brush will roll as it is moved across the head; driving a rotating mechanism inside equipped with cutting blades. The blades cut all the hair long enough to exceed the length of the bristles.

This would be less efficient than the standard electric trimmer because it would have to make more passes and take more effort, but it is cordless, takes no elctricity, and can be done outside where there is no cleanup, because the hair will blow away and biodegrade. (not intended for city use)

ImBack, Jan 27 2003

Flowbee http://www.flowbee.com/
[krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Battery-powered vacuum cleaner for the above. http://www.parish-s..._powered_vacuum.htm
[Amos Kito, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Grass Mower http://www.cleanair...m/brillux38ree.html
[Shz, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Rabbit of Seville http://www.animatio...ry.com/CJLROS3.html
I seem to remember this too [mrthingy, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


waugsqueke, Jan 27 2003

       Scissors don't regulate length.
ImBack, Jan 27 2003

       Sorry, I didn't get that as a point of the idea. It appeared you were looking for a way to cut hair outdoors.
waugsqueke, Jan 27 2003

       so just cut the hair, don't care what we look like afterwards? OK each to his own - you hippy +1
po, Jan 27 2003

       This is only suitable for brush cuts, surely? Doesn't the army provide free maintenance on those anyway?   

       Good for beards, though. Shaving/trimming is something that needs to be done frequently and away from home; that might be a better fit.
Monkfish, Jan 27 2003

       A baked version of this, that works on a different principle and still requires electricity, is the oft-scorned Flowbee. See link.
krelnik, Jan 27 2003

       [krelnik], If you used a battery-powered vac [link], you could walk down the street using your Flowbee. Recharge it with solar cells.
I like the original idea, too. However, you just know there will be people carving on their mane in the subway, in the elevator, etc.
Amos Kito, Jan 27 2003

       Yeah, at least the vacuum can manage the clippings more responsibly.
krelnik, Jan 27 2003

       //takes no electricity//   

       I thought of a mini version of this… <link>
Shz, Jan 27 2003

       Didn't Bugs Bunny use one of these on Elmer Fudd in "The Rabbit of Seville"?
cameron, Jan 28 2003

       I can assure you I don't know... but I will check on it...
ImBack, Jan 28 2003

       // Didn't Bugs Bunny use one of these on Elmer Fudd in "The Rabbit of Seville"? //   

waugsqueke, Jan 28 2003

       [+] it would be great for keeping the 1/4" brush at 1/4". While mostly a "reel type lawn mower", I'd definitely suggest a few adjustable protrusions to keep the blade height constant and not at any point negative. Would also be great for the short-beard look.
FlyingToaster, May 18 2010


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