New Grill Handles

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Project by Underdog posted 07-07-2014 07:22 PM 1258 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have an old Weber grill that has been out in the weather since I bought it. The handles were getting pretty rotten and wearing away… there was just a little chip left of the top part of the top handle as you can see from the pix. I was getting tired of getting burned picking up that lid…

So a little scrap Teak, and a few tries later, I had new handles for my old grill. (I cut the first set out of mahogany before I realized it wasn’t Teak, then the second set I cut the last part out too short, so I remade it.) I tried to drown these in Linseed Oil so they’d last a bit longer. I have no idea if that’s appropriate, but it should hold up for at least as long as the originals did.

Nice project for the fourth of July I’d say.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#1 posted 07-07-2014 08:38 PM

I did that with my previous gas grill. It had an 18” handle, to lift the lid, that was getting “fuzzy” from being in the weather so I replaced it with a scrap piece of maple. I applied three coats of spar varnish before installation. The new handle lasted longer than the old one and was left on the grill when I put the grill on the curb for anyone to take.

It’s nice to make new what was old and you did it!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#2 posted 07-07-2014 08:45 PM

well thats good as new aint it!

*BETTER than new

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#3 posted 07-07-2014 11:31 PM

Nice job.

-- -Sam - FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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