I Fixed my Razor Cable

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Project by rance posted 06-06-2010 05:27 AM 2364 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The cord on my razor began acting up and would sometimes NOT charge when I plugged it in. I knew the wire inside the cord was most likely frayed to the point of not making contact any more. I knew I could find new connections to fit the little pins on the razor. However, I would have to build a new connector housing.

As a woodworker, why not capture this opportunity to show off a little? I found a tiny bit of Cocobolo I had lying around. Unfortnuately, I save the smallest pieces of offcuts, more than I should, but that’s another story. I drilled two holes in one end for the pins and a single hole in the other end for the cord. I then shaped the outside using mostly a stationary belt sander. A little touch-up with a chisel for the groove in the center and then ready to install it on the cord.

It is a real conversation piece when others see it. It is amazing what you can build using wood. Hope you enjoy this.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#1 posted 06-06-2010 05:32 AM


-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-06-2010 05:50 AM

Kudos! A lot of people would have just thrown away the razor or went and bought a new cord. Good going.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#3 posted 06-06-2010 05:51 AM


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#4 posted 06-06-2010 06:19 AM

Nice effort!

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#5 posted 06-06-2010 06:48 AM

You should get a UL label for it :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 06-06-2010 07:08 AM

Just carve the UL label into it!

-- - In the end, everything will be okay. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end yet.

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#7 posted 06-06-2010 08:09 AM

Okay. I guess someone needs to be the voice of reason here. How did you possibly justify clicking past the “Is this a completed woodworking project” button? Don’t get me wrong; I’m glad you fixed it, but it’s not a woodworking project, so please don’t post it as such.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#8 posted 06-06-2010 09:37 AM

Like they say… size doesn’t matter. It’s wood and it’s completed. Keep on Rance.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#9 posted 06-06-2010 09:49 AM

That looks like a nice new completed woodworking project to me. Thanks for posting it.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#10 posted 06-06-2010 10:58 AM

Okay, so maybe I need to read a little better next time. I thought you were just talking about fixing the cord, not making a new housing, but I’ve been corrected. I apologize.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#11 posted 06-06-2010 12:32 PM

Great way to do a fix, once more LumberJock ingenuity keeps us thinking outside the box. Way To Go!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#12 posted 06-06-2010 01:13 PM

Just think, If you didn’t save all those little pieces of wood, you would have had to cut into one of your bigger pieces to make it.

Don’t get me wrong… I really like the way it came out; but, there is a reason they don’t make plugs out of wood…it’s been known to CONDUCT electricity not insulate from it.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#13 posted 06-06-2010 02:10 PM

Looks good, but have to agree with screwge. You should consider a non conductive coating inside. If that wood gets wet, you’re looking at a short.

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#14 posted 06-06-2010 05:58 PM

Nice work Rance

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#15 posted 06-07-2010 02:22 PM

wow, I guess ever problem as a woodshop solution. good job!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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