Bocote File Handle

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Project by anneofalltrades posted 03-30-2015 07:10 PM 2012 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I use rasps and files all the time. A friend gave me this scrap of Bocote so I made a handle for one of my New Old Stock Nicholson USA made file. I used a piece of copper pipe left over from a recent remodel in our home as the ferrule and finished it with a homemade oil and poly blend.

-- Anne, Seattle

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#1 posted 03-30-2015 10:08 PM

Nice! I love to turn tool handles. I’ve never used bocote for a tool handle, but I have some, so I’ll have to give it a turn. I also use copper couplers or caps for ferrules. Another nice ferrule material is a brass hex-sided compression nut. You can easily turn them smooth with HSS tools on the lathe, just like copper.

-- Lee

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#2 posted 03-31-2015 01:46 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 04-03-2015 04:29 PM

Well done!Looks like it feels good in the hand with a nice color contrast too between the metal,copper and wood.Awesome Singer treadle sewing machine!

-- A poor workman blames his tools. Mr.B, Ontario Canada -

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