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Knock Boxes: What Are You Using?


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#1 Mjx

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

I'm on the lookout for a knock box (or something that will work as one), since the pretty little wooden box my boyfriend made for this purpose has succumbed to a combination of violent blows and pesistent humidity (I was not surprised).

 

Given the fairly hefty pounding these things are subjected to, sturdy construction seems like a must, but since I'm having a lot of trouble finding these in shops, I've been looking online, and am a little concerned, since you can't tell from images whether or not they're well made; the couple I've actually seen in person looked a litttle flimsy/prone to tipping over.

 

So, I'd love to hear about any units you particularly recommend (or would warn against, for that matter).

 

Also, anyone using something that is not a dedicated knock box, which has turned out to be a great solution?

 

Thanks!

M.

 

 


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:53 PM

Here's mine...

 

grindenstein.jpg

 

Here it is new.


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#3 nickrey

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

I use the same type.


Edited by nickrey, 21 February 2013 - 01:54 PM.

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#4 Edward J

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

1/4  size  shallow insert (the kind you see in salad bars, but s/s) with a 1/2" dia. steel bar bolted into either end and this is covered with a length of garden hose.  The insert sits in a heavy box I made with leftover Beech wood scraps from the counter tops. 

 

I should post a pic, but I have trouble posting pics with this site.



#5 Mjx

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:18 AM

Following a conversation with my boyfriend (which anyone seeing from a distance would have interpreted as my giving him the bad news that he had a day and a half to live, and would feel queasy and itchy the entire time), it seems like a designated knock box is not going to happen, but at the mention of a stainless steel insert, he perked up again. Clearly, a metal drill and carpentry need to be involved.

 

Edward J, would you mind having a go at posting an image of yours?


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#6 rotuts

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:51 AM

this will not appeal to your BF, as it does not involve the Home Workshop, a vital place indeed:

 

I use 1 - 2 yogurt containers, 2, stacked in side one another if on the thin side, one if of the thicker variety.

 

you tap the rim 'just right', but no show-stopper for Home and Gardens.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:38 AM

Following a conversation with my boyfriend (which anyone seeing from a distance would have interpreted as my giving him the bad news that he had a day and a half to live, and would feel queasy and itchy the entire time), it seems like a designated knock box is not going to happen, but at the mention of a stainless steel insert, he perked up again. Clearly, a metal drill and carpentry need to be involved.

 

Edward J, would you mind having a go at posting an image of yours?

 

Why do you even discuss this stuff with him  :cool: ?


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#8 glepore

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:54 AM

I use a six pan with a rubber bar-the garden hose over a bolt would work as well-that actually sits in a cutout in the counter top next to the machine-extreme, but effective.



#9 Mjx

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:37 AM

Following a conversation with my boyfriend (which anyone seeing from a distance would have interpreted as my giving him the bad news that he had a day and a half to live, and would feel queasy and itchy the entire time), it seems like a designated knock box is not going to happen, but at the mention of a stainless steel insert, he perked up again. Clearly, a metal drill and carpentry need to be involved.

 

Edward J, would you mind having a go at posting an image of yours?

 

Why do you even discuss this stuff with him  :cool: ?

 

Deeply conditioned democratic reflex? Grotesque delusions regarding my persuasive abilities?

 

We're looking at stainless 1/6 pans, and he has this eager gleam in his eye. I'm searching for a ready-made knock box that closely resembles an insert.


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#10 rotuts

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:20 AM

Im sure you looked at amazon:

 

http://www.amazon.co...words=knock box

 

and

 

http://www.amazon.co...words=knock box

 

im sure the later link will give him a few ideas and keep him out of your hair for a few hours

 

:biggrin:



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:13 AM

Following a conversation with my boyfriend (which anyone seeing from a distance would have interpreted as my giving him the bad news that he had a day and a half to live, and would feel queasy and itchy the entire time), it seems like a designated knock box is not going to happen, but at the mention of a stainless steel insert, he perked up again. Clearly, a metal drill and carpentry need to be involved.

 

Edward J, would you mind having a go at posting an image of yours?

Thank you, Mjx. I just had to clean blueberry smoothie off my computer.



#12 Crouton

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

Have you tried just a standard steam table insert with a bar?

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#13 Edward J

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:02 PM

In my above post I described using a 1/4 insert with a bar, (and covered with a piece of garden hose) Glepore describes using a 1/6 pan.



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:25 PM

Here's mine...
 
attachicon.gifgrindenstein.jpg
 
Here it is new.

That's the one I use, as well. I like the fact that the entire unit can go in the dishwasher.