Grinder Sculpting #3: setting the handle and lid

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Blog entry by JoeyG posted 12-29-2011 01:53 AM 1954 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: design and layout Part 3 of Grinder Sculpting series Part 4: The Grinding »

The last thing I posted was the handle blank all glued and clamped up. It seems like it has been forever since I have worked on this project.

Here we have the lid trimmed up so it fits and opens properly. I do this before I add the handle, it makes things a lot easier for me.

Then it’s over to the jointer to square up the handle.

The handle ended up about 1×1. I ripped to 3/8 and then found where I wanted it to sit on the lid. I then matched my outline for the sculpting from the box, and cut the ends with my jig saw.

I then glued and clamped it in place, flush with the top of the lid.

Next I set the lid back on it’s pins and mark where the handle sits on the box. I then made the notch for the handle to sit in and sanded it up. After I was happy with the look, I sanded up the sides and bottom of the lid and the inside of the box and gave them a couple coats of polyacrylic.

I have used CA glue to set the hinge pins and tomorrow we begin the fun and messy job of grinding the box to shape.

Thanks for taking a look,

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 12-29-2011 02:26 AM

Very nicely done. Looking forward to the next step.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 02:45 AM

The next one it the fun one. I hope to get to it tomorrow and have the next episode up tomorrow night.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 03:27 AM


-- David, Center,Texas

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 04:22 AM

Looking good so far. Really looking forward to the sculpting/grinding. A video of all the dust would be great!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 12-29-2011 06:30 AM

It’s shapping up pretty god Joey.

The step by step and the wonderfull pictures make me feel part of the building process.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 12-29-2011 03:37 PM

I wish I could do a video. I usually work alone except when I’m working with my kids and I don’t want them exposed to all that dust. Maybe I can come up with a stand for my camera and add it to the blog at a latter date. I would like to see what it looks like from a different perspective as well.
Anyway, thanks for the kind words. I’ll be back later with the grinding.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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