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Just Monkeying Around (Making an angle grinder case.)

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Project by Eric in central Florida posted 03-08-2013 05:34 PM 2063 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a new carrying case for my old angle grinder and accessories.
So, just for the fun of it, I took the two ugliest boards I could find out in the shop and tried to make a nice new home for it.

It was a lot of fun and a little nicer then the old plastic junk case.


This last photo is of my “poor man’s CNC”

Thanks for looking and have a great day !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.





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lew

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#1 posted 03-08-2013 05:44 PM

Sweet!
I’d be afraid to use this, it is too nice!!

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

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 03-08-2013 05:49 PM

Sweet, you gave those ugly boards new life and turned them into something beautiful. I’m with Lew, its almost too pretty to 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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brucethecontrarian

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#3 posted 03-08-2013 06:45 PM

Thanks for the inspiration. i have a whole bunch of tools I am going to do this for.

-- Bruce, UK

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 03-08-2013 06:48 PM

That’s a pretty classy home for an angle grinder.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 03-08-2013 06:58 PM

That’s a nice case for your grinder. I am inspired to make one for my power drill.

Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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macdo

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#6 posted 03-08-2013 07:07 PM

Great!
I can’t imagine your jewellery box :)

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 03-08-2013 07:11 PM

Fun to do that sort of thing with whatever is on hand. My cutoff cart, currently getting a coat of Watco, is made partially from reclaimed lumber, shipping materials, etc. Working this weekend, but hope to get it in use and posted soon. Your router designs worked out well, thanks for the tip…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Jeremy Greiner

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#8 posted 03-08-2013 07:13 PM

You are an artist in your own right, you take such ugly worn items and find a way to bring out their hidden beauty it looks fantastic.

I think I have the same angle grinder .. when I get settled in I’m going to have to build a box just like this. Though this weekend, I’m taking over a bit of my dad’s basement and building a small cheap workbench to tinker on.

-jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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grizzman

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#9 posted 03-08-2013 07:15 PM

that is a pretty sweeet case…it just goes to show that any wood can be used and enhanced some so it comes from looking like a thorn, and comes out a rose..great job

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 03-08-2013 07:19 PM

Super sweet box for the “poor man’s CNC”. I like the carved designs, nice work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 03-08-2013 07:54 PM

Great work!!! Nice design.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 03-08-2013 08:28 PM

Great piece of work!

Turning an ugly board, (Duckling) into a Swan!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 03-08-2013 09:02 PM

Very nice

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#14 posted 03-08-2013 09:06 PM

I love it.

-- CaptFerd

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Beginningwoodworker

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#15 posted 03-08-2013 09:10 PM

Eric, thats a neat little project.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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