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Cozzer

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I’m happy to throw the units into the local small appliance recycling, they last a couple of years of daily use before the batteries die too fast. However each new one comes with its own charger, we use one brand and the chargers are all the same, so there is one in the bathroom cupboard we all use. I have 8 brand new chargers now sat in a cupboard which I just can’t throw out/recycle as they have never been used.
Yes... as you say, the Oral-B comes complete with a white, sealed charger every time. Interesting in itself, as there are no exposed metal parts on it or the brush body. So how's it charge? ("Answers on a plain postcard, please, to Horace Bachelor...." no! No! Showing my age now!)
The Wisdom one, however, is a battery job, with a single "Q-Lite" triple A up its ar5e. God knows how long it's been in my drawer, but it's the original battery and still goes like the clappers.
 

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Not far off the original myth? Re broomsticks, I’ll let you look it up.
A good few years ago I signed up for a night-school class entitled "Of Trees and Woods", lectured by one Patrick Harding. Author of note, highly entertaining and certainly no numb-skull. A fantastic tutor, he was as interesting with the folk-lore aspects of witchcraft and country legends, and explained why the broomstick was ...er...connected to the supposed rider. Great fun, but it had the few women on the course squirming a bit!
(I think he eventually had a series of fungi identification programmes on Channel 4? 5 maybe...)
His other claim to fame was - at the time - he had longer hair than me...and that was saying something!

Whilst writing this, I've just looked him up to see what he was doing these days - sad to report that he's no longer with us, having died earlier this year.
RIP.
 

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Could you post a photo so i can visualize what you now have of the existing toothbrush.
I use these brushes quite a lot on my carvings with altered heads but given that it’s sheared further down it would be nice to see what you have left as any solution or ideas might inspire me to shear one of them and use it as a mini power tool of some sort….thanks
 

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Presume it’s the oscillating shaft that’s broken off ? Many years ago this happened to me so I dismantled the unit, made and fitted a new one ! They do have a rotary motor and a mechanical mechanism to convert the motion. The motor unit is extracted downwards from the outer shell —- so long ago now I’m not sure how J did this !!! Just hate throwing stuff away !
 

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Yes... as you say, the Oral-B comes complete with a white, sealed charger every time. Interesting in itself, as there are no exposed metal parts on it or the brush body. So how's it charge? ("Answers on a plain postcard, please, to Horace Bachelor...." no! No! Showing my age now!)
The Wisdom one, however, is a battery job, with a single "Q-Lite" triple A up its ar5e. God knows how long it's been in my drawer, but it's the original battery and still goes like the clappers.
Induction charging, it works off coils passing electricity to the battery ( i presumer through a bit of magnetics? )
Many years ago, m.i.t built a house that was wirelessly powered. Everything worked, but the loss of electricity was was something like 60%.
 

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Could you post a photo so i can visualize what you now have of the existing toothbrush.
I use these brushes quite a lot on my carvings with altered heads but given that it’s sheared further down it would be nice to see what you have left as any solution or ideas might inspire me to shear one of them and use it as a mini power tool of some sort….thanks
You know the one person in 10,000 without a mobile phone/camera?
It's me.
Suffice to say I can't even find the Oral-B job as I write - it'll be in a drawer somewhere - but am looking at the battery Wisdom job. Think I was wrong to describe it as one you could fit a replacement head - judging from the price, it's a 'disposable' one, so if you're a bit enthusiastic with it - as I obviously was - the top bit will snap off. (The white bit in the photo below)
https://i8.onbuy.com/product/5a02de7b77064567b9654668c9e5789d-m1676383.jpg

Looking in through the broken top I can only see a central spindle and a flat metal disc which 'revolves'. I say 'disc' - imagine a washer that has had a bite taken out of it, almost to the centre hole.
They boast 20,000 vibrations a minute, notice.... that's some pace for one AAA battery!
 

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I kept one for ages wondering if I could make it stir paint (Humbrol tiny tins, not 5 litre Dulux!!). Then I thought it was easier to continue to use a screwdriver, and threw recycled the toothbrush away.
 

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I kept one for ages wondering if I could make it stir paint (Humbrol tiny tins, not 5 litre Dulux!!). Then I thought it was easier to continue to use a screwdriver, and threw recycled the toothbrush away.
Well, what a waste!
Just think what else you could've done with it!
Erm..... uhm.... urm... hmmmm.



Ah.
No.
I can't either.
 

Cozzer

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Could you post a photo so i can visualize what you now have of the existing toothbrush.
I use these brushes quite a lot on my carvings with altered heads but given that it’s sheared further down it would be nice to see what you have left as any solution or ideas might inspire me to shear one of them and use it as a mini power tool of some sort….thanks
Is that one of your carvings shown to the left of your post?
That looks astounding, Richard!
 

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