Recessed handholds

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Forum topic by KYWoodworking posted 12-20-2009 04:58 AM 1648 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-20-2009 04:58 AM

I’m in the process of building some beehives and was wondering how I can make some nice recessed handles like the one in the picture. I’m sure it’s a simple solution but I can’t quite think of an effective way of doing this. Thanks a lot.

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#1 posted 12-20-2009 05:09 AM

I’ve made them with a jig and router but I have seen some were ,were they had two angular strips of wood were the wood raise a table saw blade and slide it away from the fence . This involved a stop for the edge of the board to slid on as it was pulled over the blade with the angle making the cut more and more shallow as the board slid out at 90 degrees from the fence. This is a very dangerous operation.

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#2 posted 12-20-2009 08:12 AM

That’s what I thought of to Jim. Raise the saw blade into it, then lift and slide to a stop. definitely not a job to the faint of heart ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 12-20-2009 08:50 AM

I would just carve them out with a 4 1/2” grinder with a flap disc on it. Course grit of about 60-80 would make real short work of those handles.

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#4 posted 12-20-2009 03:21 PM

Personally KY I think you should ask yourself how much extra value is added and is it worth the effort. If you will be producing these commercially it’s probably worth going to the trouble. If you only plan to make one…..............?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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