LumberJocks

Turned handle for potato peeler

  • Advertise with us
Project by ChuckM posted 11-29-2011 03:32 AM 953 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Turned handle for potato peeler
Turned handle for potato peeler No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

I’ve replaced a lot of plastic handles for tools and utensils such as bench chisels, ice cream scoops and potato peelers. Here’s the latest example. I cut a different handle profile for this peeler from the others.

For finish, i tried the General Finishes’ WTF (wood turners finish) which is a water/oil urethane hybrid. Unlike shellac or other woodturning finish, this finish is to be wiped on or brushed on and then let dry. That’s it, it’s not a friction finish. It dried under 30 minutes and I could apply about four coats in an hour or so. I still have to buff the handle for a polished look later.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





2 comments so far

View Bricofleur's profile

Bricofleur

1195 posts in 1941 days


#1 posted 11-29-2011 10:58 PM

I like the design of your turned handle. It looks simple yet gracious and must be very effective. Do you use it or you let someone else use it? :-)

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

View ChuckM's profile

ChuckM

505 posts in 2415 days


#2 posted 11-30-2011 07:14 AM

Thanks for your comment. This is one of the three peelers in the kitchen and everyone in my family can use any of them. We usually hand wash them instead of putting any of them in the dishwasher.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase