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  1. #1
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    Default D Shaped Handles

    I have some supers with the square handles in them and want to chage them to D shaped so water will drain better, What kind of grinding wheel can I buy to put in a drill to make these handles that is also easy to clean. Also what is the best way to clean these clogged up wheels. Thanks, Phillip.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: D Shaped Handles

    Why not use a dado blade or router? Using a grinder on wood doesn't sound like a great idea.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: D Shaped Handles

    As a former cabinet maker I was thinking of this myself. I found a thread and ultimately a video that can help. This is one way. . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlM5yMuNetA

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    Default Re: D Shaped Handles

    I stand corrected. The above video shows a great idea!

  5. #5
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    Lightbulb Re: D Shaped Handles

    I would use a router bit that cuts an angle on the bottom ledge of the square handle slot. Then you would get good drainage off that bottom ledge. John

  6. #6
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    Default Re: D Shaped Handles

    I used my circular saw since I dont have a drill press. You can make a jig to run your saw down and it cuts perfect handholds. I got if from another forum member because like you, I just couldnt figure out how to do it until I saw it. You clamp the jig onto your super and the skil saw "rides" down the ramps on the jig and carves out a perfect handhold. It is amazingly simple, safe, and fast.

    If you email this guy: cchoganjr@scrtc.com
    ask him for his plans to make the "Hogan Hand Hold Jig" and he'll email them to you.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: D Shaped Handles

    Thanks for the info guys,I don't have a drill press so I am going to have to use so type of hand held tool to do it with. Safety first. Thanks. Phillip.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: D Shaped Handles

    I like this table saw sled.

    I should make something like this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5yWQ...eature=related

  9. #9
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    Default Re: D Shaped Handles

    Cut them with a skil saw. Faster, SAFER. send me your e-mail and I will send you the plans to make the jig. You can make the jig in 30 minutes, cost about 50 cents to make the jig , and then cut hand holds in about 30 seconds each. No special equipment needed. Very fast and SAFE.

    cchoganjr@scrtc.com

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