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    Yea, that is the bad thing about the HF Ultrasonic, that the tray is not removable. According to the reviews, that is where they fail, by dumping the liquid, it gets into the electronics.

    So, don’t dump it out, a water bottle cut in half, will bail it, quickly and a paper towel or microfiber will clean and dry it out.

    Better yet, use the Ziploc bags like Geezer suggested. I use 1 Quart Freezer bags and can get 4 of them in at a time. Makes clean up a snap and keep separate parts, separate.

    You probably could do the Ziplock bag trick with a brass tumbler, never tried it, but should work. Just don’t use the cheap, thin bags.

    You really don’t need an ultrasonic with Evaporust.
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    Keep your eyes and mind open. You never know what you will find or where you will find it.
    Garage sales and thrift stores can be treasure troves if you have an open mind. For instance,
    I found these craft foam pads for marking doors (great for work station pads) at a thrift store.
    25 cents for all four.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panama60 View Post
    Keep your eyes and mind open. You never know what you will find or where you will find it.
    Garage sales and thrift stores can be treasure troves if you have an open mind. For instance,
    I found these craft foam pads for marking doors (great for work station pads) at a thrift store.
    25 cents for all four.
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    So .. The pepper mill does double duty when it comes to razor restos :-)
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    Default Simple sander for large curves

    Simple sander for large curves: allows easy smoothing of intersecting curves.
    Ten bucks makes you four of them.

    Combining a cheap cork backed stainless steel ruler with hook and loop inline sander sheets.
    Stuff needed:
    Sanding sheet assortment (HF item#69588 )
    Double sticky tape ( carpet tape )
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    to do it:
    Cut the abrasive grit of your choice to size using ruler as a guide.
    Stick it to the cork side of the ruler with the carpet tape. (Abrasive out!)


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    In the photos I am using a piece of tape to show a curve, That is not necessary when doing the actual work. The ruler is flexible enough to bend with little pressure. I put one end on my thigh over my apron and hold the other to a curve I want.
    ~Richard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    Simple sander for large curves: allows easy smoothing of intersecting curves.
    Ten bucks makes you four of them.

    Combining a cheap cork backed stainless steel ruler with hook and loop inline sander sheets.
    Stuff needed:
    Sanding sheet assortment (HF item#69588 )
    Double sticky tape ( carpet tape )
    HF 12” x 1 “ stainless steel ruler (HF item#66199 )Name:  Sander stuff 650.JPG
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    to do it:
    Cut the abrasive grit of your choice to size using ruler as a guide.
    Stick it to the cork side of the ruler with the carpet tape. (Abrasive out!)to do it:
    Cut the abrasive grit of your choice to size using ruler as a guide.
    Stick it to the cork side of the ruler with the carpet tape. (Abrasive out!)

    Fits either Sxx
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    In the photos I am using a piece of tape to show a curve, That is not necessary when doing the actual work. The ruler is flexible enough to bend with little pressure. I put one end on my thigh over my apron and hold the other to a curve I want.
    ~Richard
    Forgot ," if you act now, we will doudle your order, just pay separate processing (oddly enough is the same as the original purchase)
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    Lightbulb Tool for spot drilling Pin centers

    Tool for spot drilling Pin centers

    Ok, Gotta admit it...I am getting old and not seeing too good. Gettin' a bit shaky too! Always had trouble centering a drill bit on a small pin. Worser now!
    I found a cordless engraver with metal internals. Been wondering if that would work...Yup, it does.
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    Since no-one wants me to mention HF, do a Google search for:
    "cordless engraver tool kit"
    Found from $14 to $25 for same item. About $20 at a CVS store.

    I flatten the pin and collar with a smooth file. A piece of metal with a hole in it, the same size as the pin collar, makes the job easier by protecting the softer scale.
    I can hold the razor against the table with one hand and gently apply the tool, like a pencil, with the other and my hands are inches apart and supported by the bench top. No shakes!!! Very little pressure is needed to cut the center spot! Just hold it steady and tap it onto the pin. The side of the ball is the best cutting part.
    A little practice will make life easier!
    ~Richard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    Ok, Gotta admit it...I am getting old and not seeing too good. Gettin' a bit shaky too! Always had trouble centering a drill bit on a small pin. Worser now!
    I found a cordless engraver with metal internals. Been wondering if that would work...Yup, it does.
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    Since no-one wants me to mention HF, do a Google search for:
    "cordless engraver tool kit"
    Found from $14 to $25 for same item. About $20 at a CVS store.

    I flatten the pin and collar with a smooth file. A piece of metal with a hole in it, the same size as the pin collar, makes the job easier by protecting the softer scale.
    I can hold the razor against the table with one hand and gently apply the tool, like a pencil, with the other and my hands are inches apart and supported by the bench top. No shakes!!! Very little pressure is needed to cut the center spot! Just hold it steady and tap it onto the pin. The side of the ball is the best cutting part.
    A little practice will make life easier!
    ~Richard
    Look into wrist wraps and bands, those seem to help too
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    I have been using the same ball bit or similar, that I bought a bunch of at an estate sale, Dental bits. They are 1/8 in shaft that fit in a Dremel Flex Shaft.

    I use them at the slowest speed to make a hole. Once I have the hole centered, I switch to a tapered diamond bit, from HF, to eat the pin out to the id of the washer/collar.

    HF sells the Diamond burrs in a set of about 8-10 for just a few bucks. They don’t drill well, but like the ball cut very well from the side.

    You can buy a 1/16 in collar for the Flex shaft or a tiny Jacobs Chuck for small bits and burrs.
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    Default What Radius is the grind? Diameter?

    Hello again,
    Here is a tool of service for many things but...especially for deciding what diameter/ radius tool is needed to refresh a grind or wheel grind a razor surface..
    It is a "Large Circle Template"
    circle-templates
    Some sources, local art store may have one as also may an office supply house. these go to 7" diameter.
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    A very useful device for many purposes. A Satinedge is a 1" wheel grind
    Have fun!
    ~Richard
    Hard to hold a camera, please excuse the angles! Thanks!
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    To those with had issues, this kind of brace, which I wear frequently due to the scourge that is carpel tunnel seems to work well without impeding finger mobility, and it's ~$14 on amazon.Name:  Screen Shot 2017-06-26 at 11.16.49 PM.png
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