|Project by rance||posted 06-06-2010 05:27 AM||2485 views||2 times favorited||25 comments|
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--