Tool handles

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Project by MactheKnife posted 04-19-2014 12:25 AM 1239 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed some handles for my files and I found inspiration on Richard Wile’s website:

These are made from Salepe, I experimented with the handle size to see what fitted my hand best, the smaller one seems to be the winner, so I’ll turn the other two down to the same size.

The ferrules are copper olive joints, I had a rummage around the big box stores for something that would make a good ferrule and these were the cheapest option (£0.20 each), they come in a range of suitable diameters too.

I’m now eyeing up my plastic handled screw drivers for my next upgrading project…................

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#1 posted 04-19-2014 01:39 PM

Very nice. Something I need to do to my files.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Steve Cherry

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#2 posted 04-19-2014 11:02 PM

Very nice. I’ve got some tools also that need handles – thanks for the inspiration and the link.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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#3 posted 04-21-2014 01:36 PM

Nice handles! Don’t you just love using every little scrap!! Check mine out for even more ideas maybe:

-- Dennis, WV

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#4 posted 04-21-2014 07:16 PM

Thanks drbyte I made two, not as good looking as yours though, need to do some laminations I think.

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