|Project by Serradura||posted 03-06-2014 07:08 AM||1403 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
Well, Portugal is a land which is hold together with coffee and port. The machines though are often equipped with a lot of plastic parts, even the handles on the coffee-holder, which gets hot and needs some force to put on and of the machine. No wonder that these handles break after sometime. A client asked me to make a wooden one. I said yes without realizing the difficulties of connecting the square to aluminium holder to a round handle.
The solution eventually was a lathe-jig for the table saw (as seen on a project video at Izzy Swan)
The handle is made out of Meranti and Pine. The experiment was a success and now I’m asked to make handles for a frying-pan, a can opener and some others…. all replacements for plastic.
-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal http://www.notjustsawdust.com