I Fixed my Razor Cable

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Project by rance posted 1538 days ago 2171 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.

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#1 posted 1538 days ago


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#2 posted 1538 days ago

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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#4 posted 1538 days ago

Nice effort!

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#5 posted 1538 days ago

You should get a UL label for it :-)

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#6 posted 1538 days ago

Just carve the UL label into it!

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#7 posted 1538 days ago

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 1538 days ago

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 1538 days ago

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

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#10 posted 1538 days ago

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 1538 days ago

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

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#12 posted 1538 days ago

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 1538 days ago

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 1538 days ago

Nice work Rance

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#15 posted 1537 days ago

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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