Angle Grinder Fun

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Project by Ossian posted 452 days ago 1865 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The body of this box is granadillo, with a center piece of figured cherry and lining inside of camphor burl. I’d gotten tired of putting in keys, so I put in cherry dowels at the corners to decorate & reinforce.

Then I went to town with an angle grinder, a la’ Andy. Scared the daylights out of me.


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#1 posted 452 days ago

Hello Ossian,

Your Angle grinder fun box is very impressive and made for interesting reading.
I have turbo blades for my angle grinder but would never of thought to use them on a “Box” as such.
I would like to know the process you used so I can scare the daylights out of myself as well, no sense in you having all the fun !
I used it on a timber fork some time ago to clean it up, and it was a watch your kneecaps activity I tell you, let alone do it inside a container then on a small box.

I will be pleased to hear from you.


Robert Brennan

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 451 days ago

I bow to the master, Andy, who wrote a tutorial blog for the process. The shaping part is:

Pay special attention to the advise concerning a moaning stool. Most used implement in my shop, that is.l

Astonishing fellow, Andy. Does amazing work and can write clearly and eloquently about the process.


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#3 posted 451 days ago

Good looking box – looks like Andy and Greg have started something here. The boxes are beautiful, but for someone that hates sanding as much as I do, I’ll have to pass :-). I do like your box though. How thick is the material, looks to be about 5/4 or better?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 451 days ago

You nailed it; thick as a congressman’s skull, that wood was. Even after I ground loads of it away it’s about 3/4” average thickness. I strongly recommend using much thinner stock or going with much deeper shaping than I did, to avoid that “clunky-thick” effect.


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#5 posted 451 days ago

not cluncky at all. very strong looking along with the elegence of the lines you ground in. I think I am getting hungry for a grinder. the sandwich kind.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#6 posted 451 days ago


Beautiful wood,skilled sculpting, and love the interior!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 451 days ago

Beautiful wood and great work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#8 posted 451 days ago

fantastic I love it someday maybe try it

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#9 posted 451 days ago

Very nice work. Beautiful box.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 449 days ago

It’s a great box, very beautiful inside and out. Like to see the ripples and figures of the top, very appealing. Great work!

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#11 posted 331 days ago

You have a knack for these boxes, nice work!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#12 posted 330 days ago

I like it! Nice work

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