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Project by tyvekboy posted 07-08-2015 05:53 PM 1499 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

July 8, 2015

This is a quick and dirty stand built to store 2 antique meat grinders that we found when re-arranging our kitchen. I don’t know where they came from but I thought they’d make interesting displays. It also makes it easier to store in a cabinet.

It only took 3 pieces of wood and a dowel for each.

The dowel was shaped to receive the extra dies for each meat grinder and notched so that they wouldn’t slide off when being moved.

Finish is 1 coat of Danish Oil. Build time was a couple of hours. They are just screwed together with sheet rock screws. Edges are rounded over and corners are radiused.

My wife said they would also make good bookends for the cookbooks. What an idea!

The material is 3/4 inch plywood. The base is about 8 inches long. The vertical upright is about 4-1/4 inch high. The clamp ledge is about 2-1/2 inches long. All pieces are 4 inches wide.

Hope some of you can use this idea. Thanks for looking.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#1 posted 07-08-2015 06:25 PM

Cool! Nicely done!

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#2 posted 07-08-2015 06:48 PM

Great idea Alex and I love the idea of using them for bookends !


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#3 posted 07-08-2015 07:06 PM

Good idea on the re-use. Will look nice on the bookshelf

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#4 posted 07-08-2015 07:22 PM

Simple clear design at its best. Nice.

-- Justin, Acworth, GA

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#5 posted 07-08-2015 07:44 PM

Very good Alex. My Mom used one of these a lot when I was a kid. Don’t know what ever happened to that thing. The bookends are a gr8 idea as well

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 07-08-2015 08:17 PM

I have one of those grinders tucked away somewhere, interesting idea!

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#7 posted 07-08-2015 08:34 PM

nice job they are more robust than the new ones and work when the electricity goes out.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 07-08-2015 09:49 PM

Nice one for display, Alex. I have one of these meat grinder in the shop somewhere,too.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 07-08-2015 10:46 PM

Awesome yet practical solution Alex, they look great. You wife had the perfect solution on their use.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 07-09-2015 12:53 AM

Hey Alex, I have several of these things, a couple that my folks had. I remember grinding up meat and stuff with them when I was a kid. This is a great idea and when I get off of this road trip my wife and I are on, I’m gonna do something like this. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#11 posted 07-09-2015 01:20 AM

Nice display of items too good to throw away! Thanks for sharing, Alex.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 07-09-2015 04:33 AM

Very COOL grinder stands…


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#13 posted 07-09-2015 10:32 AM

antiques? I still use mine every fall for venison !!!!

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#14 posted 07-10-2015 09:07 AM

Great idea.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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