Making an eraser bit for a hand held (Dremel type) grinder
I have a very nice razor that was given to me by the owner of Hoffritz Cutlery back in the early 1980's. My first wife cut me with it and by the time I got home from the hospital the blood had stained the blade. I put it away then and stayed away from straight shaving until about two years ago when I started the collection all over. I only just found my old Hoffritz razor when we moved last month. The blade was still stained which I was sure I could clean but I didn't want to damage the beautiful gold wash. I tried a pencil eraser (Brits and Canucks call them rubbers) and it worked well, very well. I came up with this easy method to make an eraser bit for my hand held (Dremel type)grinder.
And it only cost as much as a cheap drill bit and a pencil!
Then drill a hole in the center of the wood by drilling out the graphite core. The graphite is much softer than the wood so the drill bit will follow it perfectly. I used a 3mm bit. Be careful to stop when the bit hits the rubber. Otherwise you will make a tool that is very good at messing up your razors.
A drop in the hole, press the bit into the hole and give it a quick shot of accelerator (I love that they came up with accelerator for "instant glue" for those awfuil times when instantaneous is just not fast enough). Mount the tool in the chuck (or appropriate collett) of your Proxxon type machine and use only the tip of the spinning erase