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Made this project for a Christmas present. Handle is maple with walnut inserts using a similar process as my rolling pins- except the cuts for the inserts are only between 1/4 and 1/3 the distance thru the blank.

I purchased the grater portion from Craft Supplies USA. I was disappointed in that there was no threaded insert included with the grater. They recommended epoxying the grater into the handle. I felt it would be better to make t the grater portion removable so it could be cleaned in the dishwasher. I found 3/8×16 brass inserts at the Borg.

Finished with multiple layers of wipe on poly

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.





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ZAGREB

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#1 posted 11-15-2016 09:46 PM

nice handle Lew

-- bambi

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#2 posted 11-15-2016 09:48 PM

Beautiful handle. Great job buddy

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#3 posted 11-15-2016 09:49 PM

Pretty item, Lew. A grater blade is a new one on me. They are getting kits for everything these days, and that’s a good thing.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 11-15-2016 10:49 PM

Very attractive handle, Lew!!

Jim

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

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#5 posted 11-16-2016 12:36 AM

Looks very nice, what a great idea

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 11-16-2016 05:33 AM

Hey Lew that’s a grate idea and beautifully done.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 11-17-2016 06:04 AM

Like the inserts, nice work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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lew

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#8 posted 11-17-2016 12:14 PM

Zagbar- Thanks!

Hoss- Thank You!

Jim- Thanks! You’re right, just about every kitchen utensil now comes as a kit.

Jim- Than You!

Norm- Thanks!

OldNovice- Thanks for the grate comment!

woodbutcher- Thank You!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 11-24-2016 06:49 PM

Wonderful handle, fine work and amazing finish.
Sharp items should not go in the dishwasher, they get dull. ;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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lew

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#10 posted 11-24-2016 07:03 PM

Thanks, Mads! I agree about the sharp items, however, some of my female relatives don’t understand ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 11-24-2016 07:05 PM

;-) I know the story.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 11-28-2016 06:07 PM

Super nice Lew. Gr8 idea with the brass insert also

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#13 posted 11-28-2016 06:39 PM

Thanks, Roger!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 11-30-2016 01:49 AM

Beautiful handle, Lew. I’m not clear on the attachment. Did you epoxy the grater to the brass insert that twists in and out of the handle or???

-- God bless, Candy

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lew

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#15 posted 11-30-2016 11:22 PM

Thanks, Candy!

The manufacturer’s instruction indicated to just epoxy the grater into a hole in the handle. Instead, I bought a threaded insert that matched the threads on the grater. Drilled the handle to allow the insert to be installed. Then threaded the grater into the insert.

The outside threads permanently attach the insert in the hole. The inside threads allow easy screw/unscrew the grater for cleaning/use. The insert stays in the handle.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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