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Project by Eric posted 03-21-2021 11:38 PM 544 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another old project, 5 years ago. Box for a coffee grinder (PSI product). Made from 1/2” Maple with box joints, no fasteners used except dowel pins, did want any end grain showing so trimmed out the top and bottom with a ship lap edge with dowel pins through into the sides. 6 1/2” across the points, 5” high, the grinder is 6 1/2” high. Finished with mineral oil, in which it needs to be refreshed.

Thanks for viewing.

-- Eric, building the dream





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crowie

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#1 posted 03-21-2021 11:42 PM

Very nice angles

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 03-21-2021 11:53 PM

Looks like a lot of detail work on that small project. Makes it more interesting to look at. Nice build…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Eric

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#3 posted 03-22-2021 12:05 AM

Thanks Peter, guess I am more into angles.
Thanks Jack, yes it was some detail work, built a jig to cut the box joints which had to be at an angle. But this thing is solid.

Before moving South, I purchased 10 of those grinders, to make boxes and try to sell at a local coffee shop / gift shop. Well that didn’t work, need to come up with a way to turn them out faster. So I have a box of grinders up in the loft, time to get to work on them.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 03-22-2021 12:39 AM

nice grinder ive seen a lot of guys make em,but the big question,you ever grind coffee with it? most never have or ever will.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Eric

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#5 posted 03-22-2021 12:45 AM

Potts, yes I have used it to grind coffee, to use in a french press, single serving size. Actually works well, might take a bit but works.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#6 posted 03-22-2021 09:27 AM

Beautiful woodworking, beautiful hardware!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Eric

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#7 posted 03-22-2021 10:54 AM

Thanks ivan

-- Eric, building the dream

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 03-24-2021 01:13 AM

Nice box for under that grinder, Eric!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Eric

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#9 posted 03-24-2021 01:58 AM

Thanks Jim. I need to figure out a better way to build them, cut the time involved down. They I might be able to sell them at a craft show.

-- Eric, building the dream

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James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 03-26-2021 03:12 PM

The wood color works well with the black grinder. Where did you get the grinder?

Looks easier to use than my electric one.

-- James E McIntyre

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Eric

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#11 posted 03-26-2021 05:13 PM

James, purchased from PSI, they were out for a while, but I see they have them back in stock now.

And yes it works pretty good too.

-- Eric, building the dream

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James E McIntyre

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#12 posted 03-26-2021 06:20 PM

Eric I looked at the site. Their very reasonably priced at only $19.95. Not bad for cast bronze. Does the handle come with the kit?

-- James E McIntyre

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Eric

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#13 posted 03-26-2021 07:14 PM

James, everything but the box comes with the kit. Before they ran out, I purchased them for around $12. My purchase was for 10, if I can get the time down on the boxes, I could actually make a small profit. There are a few coffee shops in the area here where I might be able to sell them.

-- Eric, building the dream

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James E McIntyre

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#14 posted 03-26-2021 07:42 PM

You put a lot of thought and craftsmen-ship into that box. Maybe you can scale back a little but still make it nice. I think you would make a profit.

But if you want to keep it top level that could work too. Maybe both versions.

You could offer it in different woods and stains. What ever scrapes you have available.

This is how most businesses are formed.

A friend of mine once said. “Make your passion your job, and you’ll never work a day in you life.

-- James E McIntyre

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Eric

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#15 posted 03-26-2021 10:02 PM

Very true, if I make a square box it would take less material. Would have to make another jig for the box joints.

For the hexagon, I think I used a 1/2” x 6” x 48” piece of maple, with some left over. Maybe use some stock just a little thinner, say 3/8” I need to look at Cooks to see what the prices are for a few various woods.

-- Eric, building the dream

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