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Old 02-18-2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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Grinder push stick

I was finally getting down to my shop to clean up the mess I made turning Wittdogs stick. Standing there I thought, 'what the hell, all the tools are out and the place is a mess, might as well grind one out for myself'.
Looking around for a piece of wood I found a chunk of fire wood I set aside because I could see some spalting in it. I thought it was maple, but it worked kind of soft. Anyway, turned a stick. I ground up two pork butts for fattys I want to make at my buddies winery this weekend, and got to try the stick out. The thumb hole works like the cat's ass.
It still needs a decent finish.

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The bottle of beer is for size reference only. Wouldn't think of drinking it after cleaning the shop, washing the truck and bike, and making 8 pounds of sausage.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:28 PM   #2
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"Spalting." I learned a new word today.

Cool stick, Rag.

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Old 02-19-2008, 07:06 AM   #3
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Nice looking push stick...and you are right the thumb hole is the way to go.
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Nice looking stick..I need one for my grinder. The one Im using is to small as I lost the correct one...Heck, Id even pay somebody to make me a nice one like that...maby someone with lots of free time on their hands..
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Nice looking stick..I need one for my grinder. The one Im using is to small as I lost the correct one...Heck, Id even pay somebody to make me a nice one like that...maby someone with lots of free time on their hands..
And they start to come out of the woodwork
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Nice looking stick..I need one for my grinder. The one Im using is to small as I lost the correct one...Heck, Id even pay somebody to make me a nice one like that...maby someone with lots of free time on their hands..
And they start to come out of the woodwork
Geeez, you try to help out a retired guy...
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:40 PM   #7
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That looks great rag! I couldn't help myself and had to look up Spalting on wikipedia. Thats pretty interesting also!
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:52 PM   #8
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When wood lays out in the weather, sometimes bacteria enters the end grain and eats/poops or whatever bacteria do, and turns that grain layer black. Usually used as jewelry box wood or accent inlay panels on high end furniture.
John, I think that grinder you have ate the lost stick. Measure the hole diameter "exactly" and we'll put it on long list of stuff I want to do.
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