Turned handle for potato peeler

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Project by ChuckM posted 11-29-2011 03:32 AM 1312 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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#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? :-)



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#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.

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